A bust of Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was removed from Tennessee’s state capitol building on Friday.
The bust is being relocated into the Tennessee State Museum.
Video shared on Twitter by Tennessean reporter Natalie Allison showed the bust being taken off its pedestal to be wheeled out of the capitol building.
—Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) July 23, 2021
“Museums preserve historical objects to provide connections to the past and offer public spaces for reflection. We are prepared to place these artifacts in that setting,” Tennessee State Museum Director Ashley Howell told CNN of the bust’s relocation.