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Hours after vote, 2 Confederate statues in Memphis come down; sale of parks to NGO skirts state law

MEMPHIS — The City Council here voted Wednesday to sell two city parks with Confederate monuments, clearing the way for two statues to be removed before the city commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Mayor Jim Strickland first announced the sales of Health Sciences Park and Memphis Park on Twitter.



https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/20/us/statue-memphis-removed.html

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