KKK Statue Sparks Outrage

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Published on 12 Sep 2012, 7:42
"The renovation of a monument honoring a Civil War Confederate general, who was the first "Grand Wizard" of the Ku Klux Klan, is once more creating controversy in Selma, Ala., 11 years after protesters got it moved off of public property. The memorial is being repaired after the bust of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest was stolen in March from the 7-foot-tall granite monument it rested upon at a cemetery in Selma, reported The Birmingham News. A group known as the Friends of Forrest are replacing it, according to local media; and the United Daughters of the Confederacy are adding a pedestal and fencing to make it harder to steal, Selma City Council President Dr. Cecil Williamson told NBC News...".* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from Miranda Leitsinger: usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/...

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