The City of Nashville moves to remove Confederate monument from Centennial Park
(Mike Osborne) — The Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation Board wants to remove a Confederate statue from Centennial Park.
The bronze sculpture was commissioned by a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and dedicated in 1907. It depicts a private of the Confederate States Army.
Parks and Recreation served public notice Tuesday that it plans to petition the Tennessee Historical Commission for a waiver to remove the sculpture.
Tennessee’s Republican majority state legislature has, in recent years, tightened regulations governing historic landmarks making it more difficult to change or remove them.