Why they win
The email posted below my name, verifies why we are losing the flag, monuments and place names of our Southern heroes. Anyone can call it stupidity, ignorance or whatever name they want to put on it. So enemies of Southern Heritage don't know or care about facts, we can't make them believe the truth 'cause their mamas told them. The fact of the matter is we just don't care or we are to scared to stand up for our heritage -- one of the other -- no ifs, ands or buts. They will win this issue too.
In an email to SHNV dated Sat, September 22, 2012, Mr. Billy Price submitted a very good article telling of the lack of interest we as Southerners have. We neither support the causes with funds, physical appearance, or in the case of Selma signing the petitions. We fail to consolidate our (small) groups and work together under one organization -- You and I as webmasters know this is true. Our main group the SCV is seldom involved in any issue. I am beginning to think we are nothing but a bunch of Internet warriors and nothing more.
Southern Heritage Advancement Preservation and Education
Since Malika started her petition on Change.org, over 300,000 people have joined the call to stop construction of a new monument to one of the first leaders of the Ku Klux Klan in Selma, Alabama. Journalists from The New York Times, NBC, and dozens of other news outlets have covered the story. And town residents have literally laid on the ground around the monument to prevent a new foundation from being poured.
This Tuesday, Selma's city council will meet and may make a final decision on whether to take the monument down from public property -- and Malika will lead a march with supporters of her campaign and deliver petition signatures to town officials. Will you join her?
Here are the details for the event:
WHEN: Tuesday, September 25 2:30pm-5pm
WHERE: The march starts at the base of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, and ends at City Hall.
In an interview this week, Malika described why the monument to Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the KKK, has sparked such an outcry in Selma: "They're celebrating his philosophy... They're celebrating what he has done in terms of keeping black people 'in their place.'"
Partners including Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Rainbow/PUSH will be joining Malika for the march and delivery -- and Malika says getting as many people as possible to help deliver the petition to Selma's city council will be critical to winning this campaign, because Selma's city council president is currently a supporter of keeping the monument.
Click here to RSVP on Facebook for the march this Tuesday to deliver more than 300,000 signatures to demand the removal of a monument celebrating a KKK leader.
(Note that you do not need to RSVP in order to attend!)
Thanks, and I hope you'll join us on Tuesday.
- William and the Change.org team