Just about every town features at least one statue of someone who made their mark on the area. And in many cases, we find out about the person depicted, make a grunt of acknowledgment, and move on with our lives.
In some areas, however, that isn't necessarily easy to do. For people who may have once commanded a great deal of respect can be found to have engaged in some monstrous activities, which leads residents to question whether this is truly someone they should be honoring.
In Tennessee, a common figure of this controversy is the late Confederate general and grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest.
As covered in a Vice documentary, the Memphis City Council had wrestled with the idea of removing a statue of Forrest six years ago.
However, the matter has arisen yet again in the case of a bust of Forrest in the state Capitol Building in Nashville. And the movement to remove this one is being spearheaded by an unlikely figure.