Sumary of Remains of early KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest, wife removed from Health Sciences Park in Memphis:
- Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner, Lee Millar from the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Brent Taylor, current Shelby County Election Commissioner who served as the funeral director overseeing the exhumation, spoke at a press conference Friday outside the park..
- Taylor and Turner pointed out that the removal of the statue also took place at the timestamp for Memphis’ area code, but in the evening, at 9:01 p.m..
- The Confederate general involved in the Fort Pillow massacre of surrendered Union soldiers Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner, Jr..
- The park is slated to host a Juneteenth celebration, but the privacy fence surrounding the plaza will remain through the festivities, Turner said..
- Questions remain about what’s next in Nathan Bedford Forrest bust removal process The statue of Forrest stood from 1904 to 2017 when the city of Memphis transferred ownership of the park to Memphis Greenspace, a nonprofit run by Turner, now a Shelby County Commissioner..
- A photographer captured the exhumation for Shelby County and the Forrest family, but it is likely that those photos will remain sealed, Taylor said….