Nathan Bedford Forrest Selma statue

Confederate Monument
3:46 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Selma Leaders Give Up Land In Monument Lawsuit

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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Arts & Life
8:34 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Marchers Plan to Protest Forrest Monument in Selma

Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest is believed to have been the first Grand Wizard of the original KKK.
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Opponents of efforts to build a new monument to Civil War Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest plan to ask the Selma City Council to refuse to allow the new statue to be built.


Selma resident Malika Fortier said she will lead a march from the Edmund Pettus Bridge about three blocks to Selma City Hall at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. She said her group is upset that supporters of the monument plan to replace a statue that has been in a city cemetery for about 10 years. That statue disappeared from Live Oak Cemetery earlier this year.

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