Just Leave Her Index Finger Be


From the Rants and Raves section of the Montgomery Advertiser: “For the dolts who continue vandalizing the Emma Sansom Monument in
Gadsden by removing fingers on the 1907 statute. Emma Sansom was the
young girl who pointed out a safe creek crossing for troops led by Gen.
Nathan Bedford Forrest during the Civil War. This important bit of
Alabama history deserves more respect.”

According to the Gadsten Times this is the fifth time that Sansom’s index finger has had to be replaced.

I wonder if this mischief is the work of the same group of white teenagers who painted the faces of the soldiers on the Confederate monument in Montgomery black

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