Secession Day event set for Roy Moore's foundation

Roy Moore
Roy Moore

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An event commemorating Alabama's secession from the United States in 1861 will be held Saturday in Montgomery at the Foundation for Moral Law, where Republican gubernatorial candidate Roy Moore serves as president.

Speakers for Alabama Secession Day Commemoration include a board member of the League of the South, which supports another Southern secession.

The Southern Poverty Law Center classifies the League of the South as a hate group and has been critical of Saturday's gathering.

Rich Hobson, executive director of the Foundation for Moral Law, said he agreed to let organizers use meeting space in the foundation's building in downtown Montgomery.

He says Moore knew nothing about the event.

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