NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Confederate Monument at Nashville's Centennial Park will not be moved but will receive some new signage.
That's the decision from the Metro Parks Board as the debate on what to do with Confederate monuments continues around the country. This comes after the Confederate Private caught a lot of attention this summer when someone spray painted the statue with the words: "They were racists."
The statue is in remembrance of Confederate soldiers and was erected in 1909. Red liquid was doused on the statue and the phrase was scrawled on a plaque with the names of more than 500 Tennessee Confederate soldiers. It has since been power washed off.
According to state law, Tennessee requires permission to move Confederate monuments. Nashville leaders once considered this path, but opted for signage instead.
Metro Parks Board voted last week to put signage around the statue to add historic context. The signs have not yet been installed.