State of Tennessee Archives: on Civil Rights


Bill Haslam: Remove Confederate statues from state capitol

Nathan Bedford Forrest's bust in the state capitol has become particularly controversial. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says the monument to the Confederate general turned Ku Klux Klan leader should be removed, that Forrest doesn't deserve "honor at the Capitol." Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., disagrees."I don't think that we should begin removing all the history that our children will learn by, I think we have to leave history to be history and let it be a lesson."
Source: Washington Examiner on 2018 Tennessee gubernatorial race Aug 22, 2017

Diane Black: Confederate statues are part of history

Nathan Bedford Forrest's bust in the state capitol has become particularly controversial. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says the monument to the Confederate general turned Ku Klux Klan leader should be removed, that Forrest doesn't deserve "honor at the Capitol." Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., disagrees."I don't think that we should begin removing all the history that our children will learn by, I think we have to leave history to be history and let it be a lesson."
Source: Washington Examiner on 2018 Tennessee gubernatorial race Aug 22, 2017

David Kustoff: Marriage is between a man and a woman

Standing for West Tennessee Values: I will always fight for the West Tennessee values we so strongly believe in. I believe life begins at conception, I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and I believe we have an unequivocal constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Source: 2016 Tennessee House campaign website KustoffForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Gordon Ball: Pro-gay rights

Both Adams and Ball are in sync with contemporary Democrats on issues like women's rights and support for gays. Both are for raising the minimum wage and for expansion of Medicaid and protection of Medicare and Social Security from privatization schemes.
Source: Memphis Flyer on 2014 Tennessee Senate race Aug 6, 2014

Terry Adams: Pro-gay rights

Both Adams and Ball are in sync with contemporary Democrats on issues like women's rights and support for gays. Both are for raising the minimum wage and for expansion of Medicaid and protection of Medicare and Social Security from privatization schemes.
Source: Memphis Flyer on 2014 Tennessee Senate race Aug 6, 2014

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