Petitioners want Confederate Statues In Tennessee Replaced With Dolly Parton’s Monuments.
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Across the country, protesters against racial injustice are toppling statues and defacing monuments seen as embodying white supremacy. And in the South, where monuments to the Confederacy are numerous, there’s a reckoning over such reminders of the region’s past.
State legislatures are feeling the pressure too, caught between demands that the monuments be removed, and cries that they should stay. Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the capitol rotunda.
A petition launched to replace all Confederate monuments in Tennessee with statues of country star Dolly Parton is gaining traction online.
“Let’s replace the statues of men who sought to tear this country apart with a monument to the woman who has worked her entire life to bring us closer together,” the Change.org petition says
Petitioners want Confederate Statues In Tennessee Replaced With Dolly Parton’s Monuments
The petition argues there’s another notable Southerner more deserving of recognition.
“History should not be forgotten, but we need not glamorize those who do not deserve our praise. Instead, let us honor a true Tennessee hero, Dolly Parton,” it says.
In Tennessee, lawmakers are clashing over a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate general and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, that stands at the capitol.
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