Civil rights groups are criticizing a concert series with Black performers dubbed "Soul Fest" that is being held at a Georgia park with a giant carving of Confederate leaders.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans and groups opposed to Confederate symbols both plan to be at Stone Mountain on Saturday.
Friday on Political Rewind: We continue our series with thought leaders around Georgia. This time we talk with University of Georgia professor Charles Bullock about his 50-year career. We'll also get his thoughts on where Georgia politics stands, and the continuation of runoffs elections.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Stone Mountain has a long, complicated past. The birthplace of the second Ku Klux Klan, it is the largest memorial to the Confederacy, a reminder of the "Lost Cause" myth, and a popular picnic spot for Georgians. Today, our special panel breaks down the mountain's history.
A new documentary from the Atlanta History Center highlights the role the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century played in the creation of Stone Mountain, the world's largest Confederate monument.
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.