Save our South
Save Our South is an activist group founded in Birmingham that promotes Southern history and identity and lobbies for the conservation and public display of monuments and memorials to the Confederate States of America. The group organizes public rallies and protests. Members Deanna Frankowski and Ginger Barbee have spoken on behalf of the organization.
The group, through Cullman attorney Melvin Hasting filed a suit against the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board, which had voted to study the possibility of removing the 52-foot Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument from Linn Park. Hasting had previously sued Governor Robert Bentley seeking to force him to replace Confederate flags which had been removed from the capitol grounds. Save Our South joined that suit after it was initially filed. Both suits were dismissed.
Save Our South has also raised funds to help restore Confederate monuments.
- Stein, Kelsey (August 20, 2015) "Lawsuit filed to keep Confederate monument in Birmingham park." The Birmingham News
- Edgemon, Erin (August 16, 2017) "Group threatens to sue Birmingham again over possible Confederate monument removal." The Birmingham News
- Save Our South website