Forrest was a Confederate cavalry general and was a wealthy plantation owner and slave trader in Memphis before the Civil War.
The lawsuit seeks to have the Chicago Park District reinstall the statue in Arrigo Park and claims its removal is a breach of a nearly 50-year-old contract.
In several videos posted to Twitter by UNC Anti-Racist Alerts, the two men can be seen carrying Confederate flags and sitting on the Unsung Founders Memorial.
The city will remove two Confederate statues nearly four years after a white supremacist rally against their initial proposed removal left three dead.
The TV personality shared his thoughts on the statue that was unveiled on what would have been the former Princess of Wales' 60th birthday.
The 26-foot tall "Forever Marilyn" statue capturing the star's iconic pose from the Seven Year Itch is set to return to Palm Springs.
Woodson said he hopes that white people will push back against efforts by today's civil rights activists and the NAACP.
Municipal police have since removed the statue, noting that it was illegally erected without a permit and could pose a danger to those at the square.
Organizers installed a golden statue of Trump, whose behavior Cohen described as "sociopathic," at the conservative event.
"Given all that is going on in the world, I don't think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time," Parton wrote in a statement released on Thursday.
A state lawmaker says the country music icon and philanthropist is "a passionate person who loves everyone, and everyone loves her."
The statute will be placed on a 10ft plinth to prevent it from being vandalized.
The controversial Pennsylvania effigy is covered up in anticipation of its removal, but the local Italian American community is fighting to save it
The dog was brought to a pet store located in a parking complex to try to bring in business, and while the giant pup may have a face that only a mother could love,
South Carolina residents are calling for the late 'Black Panther' star to be honored in his home town Anderson.
The Women's Rights Pioneers Monument sculpture honoring Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth was unveiled in Central Park on Wednesday.
A local artist secretly erects a larger than life effigy of a Black Lives Matter protester in place of the slave trader Edward Colston statue, which was torn down in Bristol this June.
Jackson, Mississippi city council members voted Tuesday for a statue of President Andrew Jackson, for whom the city is named, to be removed.
Michele Cooley-Strickland, who can trace her lineage back to Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings, said figures in U.S. history need to be evaluated on a sum total basis.
In a 1971 interview with "Playboy," the late actor said he believed "in white supremacy until the Blacks are educated to a point of responsibility."
Protesters promised to return to Lincoln Park on Thursday to tear down the Emancipation Memorial for its "degrading racial undertones."
Shaun King called "Christian whiteness" both "violent" and "dangerous" after calling for the removal of light-skinned depictions of Jesus.
Catholic Church stands by Father Junípero Serra, as his statue is torn down in Los Angeles by anti-racism protesters.
Statue of the U.S.' first leader targeted in Baltimore amid nationwide anti-racism protests.
"To understand the statue, we must recognize our country's enduring legacy of racial discrimination," reads a statement from the American Museum of Natural History.
The city of New York has approved the American Museum of Natural History's request to remove a statue which shows Roosevelt on horseback flanked by an African man and a Native American man.
"Don't let tradition define what you interpret your truth as. Names are fluid. After all, New York was once New Amsterdam. Istanbul was once Constantinople. Tradition is just peer-pressure from the dead. Embrace your truth, and live it as loudly as Guy Fieri would want you to."
Someone reportedly spray-painted "White Lives Matter" and "WLM" on various parts of the statue on Wednesday morning.
The removal of the statue came after an 11-1 vote by the Historic Properties Advisory Commission on Friday.