The Memphis City Council has created a Parks Naming Study Committee to recommend either retaining the original park names to our 3 CS parks or obtaining suggestions for new names. We need to let them know that the majority of the people are for KEEPING the original historic names.
Let the avalanche begin.
Please send an email to the following Parks Study Committee members. Here are their addresses:
PksStudyCommEmails -- Bill.email@example.com; Harold.firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Pastorkeith4@aol.com;firstname.lastname@example.org; Michael_robinson@loc.edu; Larry.email@example.com;
Please start out with this:
To: Parks Naming Study Committee
Dear Committee Member:
"THE CIVIL WAR PARKS SHOULD NOT BE RENAMED.
THEY SHOULD KEEP THEIR HISTORIC NAMES OF FORREST PARK,
CONFEDERATE PARK, AND JEFFERSON DAVIS PARK."
Thus, there will be no question about where you stand (and no uncertainty to anybody keeping track of the numbers).
Then give whatever reasons you wish.
If you are from out of town, don't feel shy about saying that you have/are/or will travel to Memphis and that one of the important points of your visit is to see Forrest Park, Confederate Park and Jefferson Davis Park.
Conclude with: "Please leave the names alone." Again, so they know exactly where you stand.
Thanks for your help and support.
Your letter does not have to be long. Be polite; don’t call names.
And we’re still taking contributions for the Parks Legal Defense Fund.
Citizens to Save Our Parks
PO Box 241875
Memphis, TN 38124
Lee Millar, Spokesman
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Memphis