16 September, 2021

MTSU trustees votes to seek name change for Forrest Hall

Forrest Hall

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) – The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to support efforts to gain permission from the state to remove the name of Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s name from its Army ROTC building.

The board’s action endorsed President Sidney A. McPhee’s desire to remove the Forrest name from the structure, which he has said “distracts from the values, goals and priorities we share as a modern, inclusive and comprehensive university.”…

Inclusive of everyone but us! – CPW

“Seeing Forrest’s name on the building is painful and infuriating to many, including me,” McPhee said in an op-ed column he wrote last month.

Source: MTSU trustees votes to seek name change for Forrest Hall | Rutherford County | wsmv.com