Ku Klux Klan http://apr.org en Selma Leaders Give Up Land In Monument Lawsuit http://apr.org/post/selma-leaders-give-land-monument-lawsuit <p>The protests of Selma residents weren't enough to keep city council from voting to give a one acre tract of land at a cemetery to a chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.</p><p>The Selma Times-Journal reports that city leaders decided to relinquish control of the land in a 5-4 vote while residents protested during a meeting Tuesday.</p><p>The vote ends a lawsuit that Virginia-based KTK Mining filed against the city after leaders revoked a building permit for a memorial to confederate general and former Ku Klux Klan member Nathan Bedford Forrest.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:46:51 +0000 The Associated Press 45039 at http://apr.org Selma Leaders Give Up Land In Monument Lawsuit Selma Marchers Oppose Honoring Civil War General http://apr.org/post/selma-marchers-oppose-honoring-civil-war-general More than 60 people have marched from the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge to Selma City Hall to protest a monument to a Civil War general being rebuilt in a Selma cemetery. The biracial group carried signs Tuesday and chanted, "No justice, no peace." Their leader, activist Rose Toure, said Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest was an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. The marchers went to City Hall to ask the City Council to deny permission to rebuild the monument. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:15:06 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 18393 at http://apr.org Selma Marchers Oppose Honoring Civil War General