Georgia's Stone Mountain to be topped by MLK tribute

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Georgia's Stone Mountain, a site that once hosted Ku Klux Klan cross-burnings and remains a home for Confederate tributes, will soon be adding a very different symbol: a tower in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

According to CNN affiliate WSB, the tower will feature a replica of the Liberty Bell and give literal representation to a line from King's "I Have a Dream" speech: "Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia." 

The Stone Mountain Memorial Association, the authority that maintains the mountain and surrounding Stone Mountain Park, said in a statement that the "King Monument Bell" will "facilitate a more complete telling of the mountain's history and an expansion of the park's educational offerings."




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