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Stop the monument of Nathan Bedford Forrest from being erected.

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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  • The Selma, AL City Council and Mayor George Evans

    Tarana Burke started this petition with a single signature, and now has 529 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.