The Ku Klux Klan Posts Billboard Near Edmund Pettus Bridge In Selma
WelKKKome to Selma!
Within sight of the bridge where President Obama will commemorate the 1965 Bloody Sunday march is a billboard set up by a group dedicated to honoring Ku Klux Klan founder Nathan Bedford Forrest.
The sign, set up in recent days, invites visitors to see “Selma’s War Between The States Historic Sites.” But it also features a picture of the Confederate flag and an image of Forrest, who was also a Confederate general.
Beside Forrest’s picture is a quote adopted by his men: “Keep the skeer on ’em.”
In a bizarre twist, the other side of the billboard — a straight shot and about a half-mile east of the Edmund Pettus Bridge — contains a welcome message to President Obama.
“Selmapostherald.com Welcomes President Barack Obama and you to Selma,” it reads.
Obviously, the folks…
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