A group of attorneys, including Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Councilman Jim Strickland, lobbied the City Council Monday to move the Christopher Columbus Park statue to Marquette Park.
The group says the statue, depicting the Italian explorer looking out into the distance, would better serve the public at Marquette Park where the Italian Festival is held each year in East Memphis.
Councilman Strickland displayed a photograph on which he'd like to base a replacement artwork.
The image shows civil rights attorneys stating their case to a judge to allow a march in 1968.
Columbus Park is located across the street from the Adams Street courthouse.
The group plans to raise eight thousand dollars in private funds to move the statue.
The plan received no resistance from the council.
The attorneys are still working on a plan for the replacement artwork.