Court backs Mem­phis in re­nam­ing area parks

Con­fed­er­ate names were changed in 2013

The Commercial Appeal - - Front Page -

The Sons of Con­fed­er­ate Vet­er­ans suf­fered an­other le­gal loss Wed­nes­day in its ef­forts to re­verse the re­nam­ing of three parks in Down­town Mem­phis.

The Ten­nessee Court of Ap­peals in Jack­son, af­firm­ing a Fe­bru­ary rul­ing by the Shelby County Chancery Court, found that the city had the author­ity in 2013 to re­name For­rest Park as Health Sciences Park, Con­fed­er­ate Park as Mem­phis Park, and Jef­fer­son Davis Park as Mis­sis­sippi River Park. Mem­phis Park is now known as Fourth Bluff Park.

Lee Mil­lar, a spokesman for the Sons of Con­fed­er­ate Vet­er­ans Nathan Bed­ford For­rest Camp No. 215, said the group is still di­gest­ing the 18-page rul­ing it re­ceived Wed­nes­day and has yet to de­cide whether to ap­peal the court’s de­ci­sion to the state Supreme Court.

“They’ve been known for their his­tory and his­toric nam­ing for decades and decades,” Mil­lar said of the parks. “They shouldn’t be frivolously re-

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