No Monument to Hate
Tell the Selma City Council: No More Monuments to Hate
Selma, Alabama is no stranger to political activity or historic change: it’s the birthplace of the civil rights movement. Yet nearly 50 years later, we still have a long ways to go on the road to democracy. Selma’s city council was trying to erect a monument to Nathan B. Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. We launched a major national petition that was joined by change.org. 325,000 people told the Selma City Council: No more monuments to hate! And we won — so far. In September, 2012, the city council voted 4-0 (with two abstentions) to stop the monument from being built on city property. There may still be efforts to revive the monument, so our work is not done. But we won a major victory, and showed once again that the arc of history may be long, but that working together, we can help it bend towards justice.
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