Loss Of Confederate Convention Costs Memphis $900,000
(Memphis) The loss of the Sons of Confederate Veterans International convention will cost the City of Memphis $900,000.
The group was considering Memphis for its 800 delegates and their family members but instead will go to Richardson, TX.
Part of the reason for not coming to Memphis is the recent renaming of three Confederate themed parks, They cited the specific reason for this vote as “the misguided actions of the Memphis City Council to attempt to erase Civil War history in the renaming of the three historic parks.” A group member went on to say, “they would not support or visit a city that did not appreciate its history.”
More on the changing of park names: http://wreg.com/tag/nathan-bedford-forrest/