SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Two bills would act to broadly prohibit the maintenance or construction of Confederate monuments except in museums or on Civil War battlefields and authorize the state-chartered agency that maintains Stone Mountain Park to remove or modify the park's massive bas relief tribute to Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis.
A gathering at Stone Mountain Park, just east of Atlanta, was organized by a group called the OneRace Movement, whose leaders sought to “depoliticize and bring restoration and healing” to the place.
SOURCE: Politically Georgia
“I cringe at the idea that we would destroy art for political purposes,” Shafer said. “It reminds me of when the Taliban was toppling all of the Buddhist statues in Afghanistan. That’s not something I agree with or support.”
A proposal that would put a bell atop Stone Mountain in Georgia, where a carving of Confederate heroes dominates, has drawn opposition from whites and blacks.
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