Petition Hopes To Replace Confederate Statues With Dolly Parton In Tenn

Over 11,000 people are in agreement, they want the confederate monuments in Tennessee to be replaced with statues of the country singer, Dolly Parton. In a petition, Alex Parsons makes his request to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee. Parson's wrote, "Tennessee is littered with statues memorializing confederate officers. History should not be forgotten, but we need not glamorize those who do not deserve our praise. Instead, let us honor a true Tennessee hero, Dolly Parton.

Aside from her beautiful music, which has touched the hearts and lives of millions of Americans, Dolly Parton's philanthropic heart has unquestionably changed the world for better. From the Dollywood foundation that has provided books and scholarships to millions of American children, to the millions of dollars she has donated to dozens of organizations such as the Red Cross and COVID-19 research centers. Dolly Parton has given more to this country and this state than those confederate offices could ever have hoped to take away."

He continued with, "Let's replace the statues of men who sought to tear this country apart with a monument to the woman who has worked her entire life to bring us closer together."

11,293 people have signed the petition as of Monday night. Check it out HERE

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