Rose Gladney, a founding member of TLC, told Workers World, "With Roy Moore, we've got the combination of George Wallace and Bull Connor."
, a white, anti-racist professor of Women's Studies and American Studies at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa
, said that positive change on this issue "between this year and last is dramatic."
stressed, "We've never had a rally like this before--a rally about gay issues on the University of Alabama campus."
The list of speakers shows the broadening support for this struggle.Speakers include the Muslim
president of the African American Student Association
, the African American
president of the Graduate Student Association
, the president of the university GLBT Alliance, ministers from the University Presbyterian Church and Covenant Metropolitan Community Church
, a professor from the university law school, president of the Student Government Association
and president of the Faculty Senate
recounted how on March 3, she
and Prof. Amilcar Shabazz--head of African American Studies at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa--drove down to Selma together for the annual re-enactment of the 1965 Selma march.Gladney
and Dr. Shabazz joined the march together, singing a new verse to the old movement song of resistance, and others joined them: