Nashville Speaks Again on Memphis' Confederate Parks
Scene pundit suggests different name changes: e.g., "Ashamed to Have Been Part of the Confederacy" Park
February 25, 2013 at 1:05PM
The fuss about Forrest Park et al. continues to get noticed in Nashville, even after state Rep.Steve McDaniel (R-Parker’s Crossroads) allowed as how his bill, designated the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act of 2013 and designed to prevent name changes, won’t apply retroactively to three newly renamed downtown Memphis parks. The Nashville Scene is insisting that, as the headline of an article by their Bruce Barry says, “Hey Memphis, You're Doing This Parks Thing Wrong.”
Barry suggests that there was a flaw in the city's effort to satisfy every point of view in our local controversy, which saw the Memphis City Council rename Forrest Park as “Health Sciences Park,” Confederate Park as “Memphis Park,” and Jefferson Davis Park as “Mississippi River Park.