Nashville private school removes confederate statue
A Nashville private school has removed a confederate statue from its campus after a petition was signed by nearly 300 people.
An alum at Montgomery Bell Academy started a petition to remove a statue of Confederate soldier Sam Davis.
Robert Hill said he understands some people see the statue as a sign of systematic racism.
"I mean I definitely understand people's frustration, I think there's a lot going on that hasn't changed," said Hill.
After the petition circulated and was signed, MBA said they would remove the statue.
"I pretty much feel that it's a part of history, and you can't really hide history. I mean it's best to educate yourself on it so you don't repeat it, and if you started moving everything that reminds you of the history, I think people start forgetting it, and you may relapse," said Hill.
According to MBA, the statue will be off campus within the week.