Confederate Monument

Here’s what’s next for Stone Mountain’s Confederate carving

Here’s what’s next for Stone Mountain’s Confederate carving

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. The Stone Mountain Memorial Association’s Board of Directors passed four resolutions to give the giant carving of three Confederate leaders on the side of the mountain historic context with a museum exhibit to be located at the park’s Memorial Hall. The resolutions also call for relocating the Confederate flags that line the park’s main walk-up trail to the base of the mountain, designing a new logo for…
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Confederate monument to be removed from Lawrenceville square

Confederate monument to be removed from Lawrenceville square

Gwinnett County becomes the latest local government to remove a Confederate monument after county officials voted to put the monument that sits in downtown Lawrenceville in storage. Court proceedings will ultimately determine the fate of the monument. The 28-year-old monument sits on the grounds of Gwinnett County’s Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville and became the focus of media attention and protests after it was vandalized in June. In response, Gwinnett County Solicitor-General Brian Whiteside filed a lawsuit against Gwinnett County seeking a court order declaring the monument a public nuisance and directing County officials to remove it. A second vandalization took…
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