The Confederate statue in Tuskegee was erected in the city square in 1906 by the Daughters of the Confederacy where it has stood for 114 years in an African-American majority city famous for it's civil rights history.
Tensions are rising amidst a nationwide movement against all forms of oppression, prompting vandalism and removal of Confederate monuments across the south. A recent cross burning in Macon County is further evidence that it is beyond time to remove this symbol of racial discrimination and violence.
We are working with Tuskegee residents to help raise the funds needed to remove this monument and pay the 1-time fine of $25,000 required by the state for removal of Confederate monuments.
This is a turning point in our history.
Hometown Action is a multiracial grassroots organization fighting for racial, gender, economic, and climate justice in Alabama's small towns and rural communities. Learn more at www.hometownaction.org.