Confederate Statues Removed From Memphis Parks

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Two statues removed from two parks after the city council votes to sell the land to a private entity.

Crews removed two Confederate statues from two Memphis parks late Wednesday after the city sold them to a private entity.

The City Council voted unanimously earlier in the day to sell both Health Sciences and Fourth Bluff Parks where the Confederate statues were located.

Moments ago, I signed the ordinance that completed our sale of the parks.

Mayor Jim Strickland confirmed on Twitter that both Health Sciences and Fourth Bluff Parks “have been sold. Operations on those sites tonight are being conducted by a private entity and are compliant with state law.”



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