(WREG-TV) A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest's grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District.
The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader.
"If he's gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone," said Isaac Richmond with Commission on Religion and Racism. " We got a fresh shovel full, and we hope that everybody else will follow suit and dig him up."
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