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. a march is planned from the Edmund Pettus Bridge to Selma City Hall at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The 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.
Protestors are angry that the city would honor Forrest who is believed to have been the first Grand Wizard of the original Ku Klux Klan. Forrest also helped lead Confederate forces at the Battle of Selma.