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Local officials tried to have the controversial statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest relocated from the park near downtown Memphis. But the Tennessee Historical Commission rejected the application. The statue depicts the former Confederate lieutenant-general astride his horse “King Phillip.” Forrest famously made a fortune trading slaves prior to the Civil War. He was the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.