Charlene Harmon and her fiancé, Victor Bryant, walked Thursday through a small park overlooking the Mississippi River, pleased by the view — and what it did not include. “I feel a sense of relief,” said Harmon, 63, a retired nurse. “Finally, we can come down and really enjoy this park. And we don’t have to see something that reminds us of our painful past: the lynchings, and beatings, and the selling of our forefathers.”
"‘A Sense of Relief’ as Memphis Skirts Law to Ditch Confederate Statues" is from the December 21, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Emily Yellin and Richard Fausset and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.