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Jeremy Faison told The Tennessean he'd move Nathan Bedford Forrest's bust  from the state Capitol to the state museum. Forrest, a Confederate general, slave trader, and Ku Klux Klan leader, is one of 7 white men honored in Tennessee’s state Capitol since 1978.

“If we want to preserve history, then let’s tell it the right way,” said Faison, chairman of the House Republican Caucus. "Now there are 8 alcoves; 7 are filled with white men.”

Faison isn't the 1st person to suggest removing this statue, but Republican Gov. Bill Lee wants to keep these markers because he doesn’t want to “erase history.” Lee’s suggestion is to instead put these memorials into “context.” Interestingly, Faison at one point agreed with the governor but credits Democratic Rep. G.A. Hardaway, a black lawmaker also serving Tennessee, with encouraging him to read Forrest’s words and history and thus change his mind.

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