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Stop the monument of Nathan Bedford Forrest from being erected.

This petition had 525 supporters

For almost a year the people of Selma have been fighting to keep a 12 ft statue of Nathan B Forest, a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War & the first Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, from being erected in the city of Selma. The Selma City Council (that is majority black, along with a Black Mayor) voted in favor of this monument for this klansman & denied Faya Rose Toure, one of the leaders in the movement to stop this monument from being put up, the opportunity to speak at the mtg. She was arrested after insisting to speak on the issue and is now refusing bail in protest of this travesty. I quote my her in saying that “Glorifying Nathan B. Forrest (a Klansman) in Selma is like glorifying Hitler (a Nazi) in Germany". THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE! PLEASE HELP US FIGHT THIS BY SIGNING THIS PETITION TELLING THE CITY COUNCIL TO DISCONTINUE EFFORTS TO BUILD THIS MONUMENT.

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