Confederate Park
Confederate Park
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bam_and_maize
Shelbyville, TN138 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
This review is about FOREST Park, since I couldn't find it listed. (I refuse to call it that sissy Health Sciences Park). The park itself is neat to go see and take a few quick pictures of the grave/monument of Nathan Bedford Forest. Parking itself can be annoying since it's limited, but if you can manage it, it's fine. (At the same time, you'd be smart to just make it a quick in and out visit to the park during the right time of day.)

It's a joke on how people there in the city wanted the names of the parks changed for the sole purpose of being politically correct. They all jumped to conclusions like most without taking the effort to learn about the men and history itself behind it all. No matter how hard you try you can't change the past, I truly hope the city of Memphis get over themselves and restores the 3 park's names to their true names, and not favor the ignorant who for no reason cry "racism" every chance they get.
Written September 8, 2013
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Lani B
Nashville, TN1 contribution
Sep 2013 • Business
Confederate Park is full of the rich history of the War Between The States. The monument placed by the Southern people to honor Jefferson Davis is quite beautiful, as is every other item in the park, whether the cannons or the bust. The layout is beautiful and the view on the bluff is stunning! It is said that the citizens of Memphis watched the battle between the Confederacy and the Union, crying as they saw the fall of their city.
To change the name of this park is a travesty, as is every other attempt to wipe away history. It is a shame that we are witnessing reverse racism in this, the 21st century.
I humby urge the city council to back off the nonsense of name change for the parks, because in so doing, they are cutting off their noses to spite their face.
Written September 11, 2013
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southerngalolemiss
Sainte Genevieve, MO130 contributions
May 2016
seems political correctness has hit Memphis and all Confederate parks have been renamed!! This is historical but some people do not seem to look at it this way
Written March 14, 2017
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ManoloM27
Long Island, NY8 contributions
Apr 2022
History needs to be remembered and history honored whether you agree with it or not.

Civil War era monuments and statues have been removed because of pressure from Cancel Culture.

Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

Unfortunately, this beautiful park is no longer anything special.
Written April 14, 2022
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John M
Lurgan, UK1,936 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We visited this Park on our last visit to see the statues & cannons from the civil war but unfortunately due to protests they have removed anything of interest in this park. No cannons or Monuments which is a pity because you can't change History by removing it, just learn from it.
Written April 15, 2019
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Thomas T
Taby, Sweden33 contributions
Sep 2018
The park is still there put not the content... do not now where the canons etc has been moved to. Visit something else instead.
Written September 28, 2018
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Swampscott
Swampscott, MA22 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
The park has several historical markers, Civil War cannons, and a large statue of Jefferson Davis.

The park has been renamed by well intended but rather ignorant city leaders in the hopes that they can erase a piece of American history and do something more politically correct. Of course, it won't work, but the sad deconstruction continues. Glad I saw the park before it is gone.
Written September 26, 2015
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Melissa N
Dyersburg, TN22 contributions
Apr 2013 • Business
We visited Confederate Park on Front street. It was so informative concerning our nations history. I saw nothing derogatory at this park only history. It's a real shame that there are city leaders trying to change the name just for their own selfish reasons
Written May 7, 2013
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia21,720 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
Gives a good view of the Mississippi River and tells the History of the Battle of Memphis 1862 and it's capture by the Union and other famous residents of Memphis ! It would of been a great sight to watch the two fleets engage and the history boards give you a real feeling for the event ! Sadly others don't realise that by studying History, hopefully the same mistakes won't be repeated ?? The South has every reason to remember their proud Confederate History because that is exactly what it is, History ! Well worth a stroll whilst in Memphis TN.
Written January 25, 2017
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QuickWhitTravel
Washington DC, DC4,068 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Sad they felt the need to rename this park that was to be a tribute to history. The park is nice, with a lovely view of the bridges and the river. Would be a nice place to run as well.
Written August 13, 2014
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