As difficult conversations become ever more important, Alabama Public Radio is proud to present The Forum. This four part series allows college students to come together to discuss the difficult topics they care most about.
Today's episode is about Confederate Monuments. Watch below:
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Confederate monuments are once again coming down in the South.
Relics of the Old South have been removed from public display in at least three states amid continuing protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. In Alabama, crews working overnight took down a huge stone monument in a park in downtown Birmingham.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama congresswoman says it's time to end a state holiday celebrating the president of the Confederacy.
Rep. Terri Sewell's comments came Monday on the state holiday honoring Jefferson Davis. And they come amid protests in Alabama and elsewhere over the death of an African American man at the hands of police in Minneapolis.