Remove the Confederate Nathan Bedford Statue in Nashville

Remove the Confederate Nathan Bedford Statue in Nashville

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Caroline Egan started this petition to Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County Governing body

This ugly statue is the first thing you see on your way to nashville. It is a sculpture of man fought for Africans as slaves, leading soldiers on the side of a rebellion looking to preserve that way of life, and becoming the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. This is why there is more than one statue of him in Tennessee, Flanked by Confederate battle flags, the statue is on private land, so it cannot just be taken down by local authorities like other such statues. There have been calls for LANDSCAPING that would block the view of it from the nearby highway (when it was first put up, vegetation was cleared specifically so it would be visible) but TDOT specifically refused a Metro Nashville request citing a policy that plantings are never done to obscure private landowners property. People have also shot at it and tried to tear it down.  In late 2017, the statue was painted pink by vandals.  The owner chose to leave the new paint job, hoping it might actually draw more attention to the statue by passersby on I-65.   Some have called for it to be protected, as an unintentionally appropriate monument to the kind of man who once said, “Somebody needs to say a good word for slavery.” THIS IS NOT WHAT NASHVILLE STANDS FOR and should be REMOVED OR LANDSCAPED OVER IMMEDIATELY

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