Thursday on Political Rewind: On this day in 1906, white mobs killed at least 25 Black Georgians in what would be known as the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre. Plus, the 11th Circuit says the Department of Justice can still examine classified documents from Mar-a-Lago. Also, we look at the story of a Stone Mountain bridge.
Stone Mountain Park, originally created as a Confederate memorial, now features a historic covered bridge named in honor of the 19th-century Black man who built it.
The Stone Mountain Association’s board adopted a new logo that depicts the southern face of the mountain away from the massive carving of three Confederate leaders. It replaces the previous logo dominated by images of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
The 90-foot carving on the side of Stone Mountain in Georgia is the largest Confederate monument in the world. As the U.S. undergoes racial reckoning, the monument's future remains in doubt.
Stone Mountain’s massive monument featuring Confederate leaders has long sparked controversy. Now, the Stone Mountain Memorial Association has announced changes to the park it hopes will help tell a more "balanced" story of Georgia's past. The latest Georgia Today podcast with host Steve Fennessy and guest Tyler Estep, a reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, examines the park’s history and what the future of its Confederate memorial may look like.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Change is coming to Stone Mountain Park after the board approved a series of plans to begin reframing the park’s glorification of the Lost Cause. We mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. His death sent millions of Americans into the streets to march for racial justice and police accountability.
The state board that oversees Stone Mountain Park voted Monday to tone down its Confederate imagery but stay in keeping with a state law prohibiting the removal of historic monuments from public property.
Today on Political Rewind: The board that oversees Stone Mountain Park meets today to hear proposals for how to reshape the story that for decades has celebrated the “Lost Cause” of the south. Also, a Superior Court judge has ordered yet another recount of 2020 presidential ballots in Fulton County.
Proposals to add historical context around the Confederate carving at Stone Mountain are set to face a vote Monday amid calls to remove the controversial monument and backlash from its supporters.
Last month, Gov. Brian Kemp made history when he appointed the pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Athens to chair the Stone Mountain Memorial Association.
Gov. Brian Kemp has appointed the first African-American to lead the Stone Mountain Memorial Association. The Rev. Abraham Mosley of Athens will chair a state board that has come under growing pressure from civil rights groups to reduce the presence of Confederate imagery at a park that houses the world’s largest Confederate monument.
Stone Mountain Park leaders announced Monday that they will review proposals to rethink the Confederate symbols and tributes found throughout the state-owned park, which is home to the country’s largest Confederate monument.
Flags of the Confederacy flapped in the occasional breeze Tuesday as a group prayed for change and healing at a state-owned park that is home to the nation’s largest Confederate memorial and a recent focus of civil unrest.
When Chandra Moye decided to open a local souvenir shop in downtown Stone Mountain, she had a decision to make: Would she sell items depicting the popular state park’s famous carving commemorating three Confederate leaders?
Ultimately, the Black business owner kept carving-themed merchandise off her shelves when she launched in March because of what she saw as her corporate responsibility to the community.
Several dozen right-wing demonstrators, some waving the Confederate battle flag and many wearing military gear, gathered in downtown Stone Mountain where they faced off against a few hundred counterprotesters, Police then moved in.