Selma City Council

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.

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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