Nathan Bedford Forrest

The following is a joint statement from Alabama Arise, the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP and Greater Birmingham Ministries. Our elected officials and appointed leaders should respect the full dignity, worth, and humanity of all people they represent. We urge all political parties and…

The Young Republican Federation of Alabama voted to censure Alabama State Rep. Will Dismukes (R-Millbrook), according to a statement posted on Facebook. The group also called on Dismukes to resign and stated that they no longer recognized him as a Republican. Dismukes has been under…

Republican State Senator Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville) has called for the resignation of State Representative Will Dismukes (R-Millbrook) after Dismukes appeared at a celebration for Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the KKK, a Confederate general and who was responsible for a role in…

Update: The Alabama Democratic Party has issued a press release that again calls for Will Dismukes to resign. “Will Dismukes has demonstrated yet again why he is unfit to hold public office,” Alabama Democratic Party Executive Director Wad Perry stated. “Americans don’t celebrate racists or…