Community meets to discuss Forrest statue being moved to Savannah

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HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — Residents concerned about racial tension in Savannah met Monday at a local church. After hearing about an effort to move a Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Memphis to their community, some are pledging to keep it from happening. Forrest was a Confederate general and noted leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Those meeting say symbols like the Confederate flag already are prominent enough in their small town. “With all the racial divide in the country right now, it seems like it’s moving into our community,” said Leroy White III, a concerned citizen. The meeting was held at Graham CME Church in Savannah. After the discussion, those in attendance are planning to take their concerns to the mayor and commissioners.

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