Health Sciences Park- (Forrest Park)

Midtown Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

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This is a very controversial cemetery that has been changed over the years. Originally the park was called Forrest Park and was renamed Health Sciences Park in 2013, amid substantial controversy. In 2015, as a result of the June 17 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, some Tennessee lawmakers advocated removing a bust of Forrest located in the state's Capitol building. Subsequently, then-Mayor A.C. Wharton urged removal of the statue of Forrest in Health Sciences Park and suggested the relocation of Forrest and his wife to their original burial site in nearby Elmwood Cemetery. In a nearly unanimous vote on July 7, the Memphis City Council passed a resolution in favor of removing the statue and securing the couple's remains for transfer. The Tennessee Historical Commission denied removal on October 21, 2016 under its authority granted by the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act of 2013, which protects war memorials on public property from cities or counties relocating, removing, renaming, or otherwise disturbing them without permission. On December 20, 2017, the Memphis City Council voted to sell Health Science Park to a new non-profit, Memphis Greenspace, and, since the non-profit was not subject to the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act, the statue was removed that evening. The Sons of Confederate Veterans say they will sue the city. The Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument was a bronze sculpture by Charles Henry Niehaus, installed in what was Forrest Park (changed to "Health Sciences Park" in 2013) in Memphis, Tennessee depicting a mounted General Nathan Bedford Forrest wearing a uniform of the Confederate States Army. The statue was cast in Paris. Forrest and his wife are buried in front of the monument, after being moved there from Elmwood Cemetery in a ceremony on November 11, 1904. The cornerstone for the monument was laid on May 30, 1901 and the monument was dedicated on May 16, 1905. It was removed by the City of Memphis December 20, 2017. However, the bodies of both Forrest and his wife Mary Ann are still under the concrete.
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