Confederate monument to remain in Centennial Park

Parks commission will add historical context
Posted at 2:49 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 15:49:41-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Confederate monument in Centennial Park will remain in its place, but new text will be displayed with historical context as to why it's there.

The monument was vandalized with red paint earlier this summer. The words “They Were Racists” were painted on a plaque featuring the names of 540 members of the Frank Cheatham Bivouac.

During a Metro Board of Parks and Recreation meeting, the Public Art Committee discussed the petition for removal or relocation of the monument.

Community members discussed various options on what to do with it.

Funding to add text to the monument will be provided by the parks commission, however the exact text or when it will be added has not been decided on.