Change Nathan Bedford State Park to Diane Nash State Park

Change Nathan Bedford State Park to Diane Nash State Park

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Rachael Mundy started this petition to Governor Bill Lee and

 Nathan Bedford Forrest was an early supporter of the racist organization Ku Klux Klan. Though his likeness is represented throughout Tennessee in various forms, many Tennesseans have rallied to remove these fixtures that glorify racial prejudice that dates to the civil war. In place of Nathan Bedford Forrest, who we believe should not be honored through or state government in any way, we seek to change the name of the state park to Diane Nash state park. Diane Nash was a key figure in the civil rights movement in Nashville, and furthermore, came to leadership in the movement at a time when many women struggled for equality and faced discrimination as well. Choosing to honor her in place of Nathan Bedford Forrest allows Tennessee to show that we support equality for men and women of all races and backgrounds, and glorifies a true hero in the fight for justice. 

Please sign this petition to ensure that Tennessee represents the values of racial equality, acceptance, and glorifies those who help make America a place where the fight for those values is supported. 

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