Move This Confederate Monument!

$1,620 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 21 months

People in Madison County, Alabama want to move a Confederate monument from the courthouse lawn to somewhere more fitting, like a cemetery or museum. Our effort got a lot harder on May 25th, when the state of Alabama passed a law that fines local governments $25,000  for moving or altering any Confederate monument from the Jim Crow era.

Now we need to raise up to $25,000 to help our community pay its fine for relocating the monument.

This monument is in the center of downtown Huntsville, a forward-looking city with important ties to the federal government and two African-American colleges. Huntsville is proud to have been the first city in Alabama to integrate public schools and facilities. It’s completely unacceptable to honor “the principles which gave birth to the Confederate cause” at the seat of our local government. Less than a mile from the courthouse, there is a lovely historic cemetery with plenty of room for this relic from a dark chapter in our history.

How will the money be used?

-- First of all, every donation is a message to our local leaders that they should do the right thing and move the monument, despite the state's punitive measures.
--  Every dollar we raise will be used to reimburse the taxpayers of Madison County for the fine the county commission will incur for removing this symbol of slavery and white supremacy from the public square.
-- If our primary goal of helping to pay the fine becomes impossible (for any reason), ALL funds will be donated to the lynching memorial project being led by the Equal Justice Initiative.

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Yesterday we surpassed our initial goal of $1,000! Can we reach $2,000? The nazis and KKK love Confederate monuments. Everyone who loves JUSTICE should be working to remove these white supremacist symbols from public property. Please keep helping us spread the word about his effort!
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Yesterday we surpassed $600 raised so far! Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. Please help us keep the momentum going by chipping in whatever you can and sharing the campaign. There's absolutely no excuse for glorifying "the Confederate cause" on the steps of the courthouse.
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Joseph
1 month ago

This monument was not erected because of the “Jim Crow” era because the north erected their union monuments around the same time that the south erected theirs. This monument should stay in place where it has been “undisturbed” for over 100 years. It was never a problem a few years back. Why is it all of a sudden making people’s skin crawl now? Get ahold of yourselves people. You are being lied to by politicians and spokesmen for political gain. This is coming from a 16 year old who lives in Michigan with southern ancestry. Most soldiers who went out to fight on the battlefield left their families and homes and most of the time never returned. They need to be remembered. They were Americans too just like me and you. If Martin Luther king were here today he would be disgusted with people removing and destroying monuments to a very important part of our history that has shaped us into the nation we are today.

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$1,620 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 21 months
Created May 31, 2017
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Sandra Sims
12 months ago
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I heard your story on NPR this morning and wanted to support your efforts to move the monument to a more appropriate site. Keep up the good work until you reach your goal!

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Caleb Boyd
19 months ago
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I'm from Alabama, and would like to see all Confederate monuments removed from courthouse fronts and relocated to more appropriate locations, like a museum or a cemetery.

Joseph
1 month ago

This monument was not erected because of the “Jim Crow” era because the north erected their union monuments around the same time that the south erected theirs. This monument should stay in place where it has been “undisturbed” for over 100 years. It was never a problem a few years back. Why is it all of a sudden making people’s skin crawl now? Get ahold of yourselves people. You are being lied to by politicians and spokesmen for political gain. This is coming from a 16 year old who lives in Michigan with southern ancestry. Most soldiers who went out to fight on the battlefield left their families and homes and most of the time never returned. They need to be remembered. They were Americans too just like me and you. If Martin Luther king were here today he would be disgusted with people removing and destroying monuments to a very important part of our history that has shaped us into the nation we are today.

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