Selma was the birthplace of the voting rights movement. Forty-seven years after peaceful demonstrators were beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge as they marched for the right to vote on “Bloody Sunday”, a new controversy stirred in Selma in 2012. Efforts were underway to build a new and expanded monument to Nathan B. Forrest, a founder and first grand wizard of the KKK. The president of the city council was also the president of Friends of Forrest, which many would consider a hate group. We launched a national campaign to stop the monument. More than 325,000 people signed the petition we developed, calling for No More Monuments to Hate in Selma.
We were so moved by this incredible support that we’ve decided to take our organization, Grassroots Democracy, to a national level.
We want to build on this victory in Selma, and to join with you in letting freedom ring in every community across this nation. Together, we will deepen the vital work for a future of fairness, love, and opportunity for all as we build the beloved community.
We invite you to join our effort. One way you can join us us with a financial contribution. Every little bit counts! Donate now.