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Old 10-15-2015, 07:13 PM
 
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FWIW, I don't think this should be added to the mountain itself.

I think there could be an exhibit on lynching and its link to confederates and the KKK, of which people carved on the mountain are linked. The park is supposedly a monument to the confederacy. The confederacy spurned both KKK and lynching in the south. And I feel that such a memorial should be focused only only lynching in Georgia since it is a state park.

Like others have said, too often people come to the mountain and view the carvings and they don't think anything of those figures or of the confederacy and I think that moving the confederacy from the war to the KKK era in regards to lynching and then to MLK's reference to the mountain in his speech and the present day "city too busy to hate" is a good full circle experience.

FWIW, one of the most atrocious lynchings I have ever read about occurred in GA and it has always stayed with me:

Remembering Mary Turner

Also a good idea.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:28 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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FOR GOD'S SAKE, leave Dr. King and Stone Mountain alone! This business has gotten so out of hand. I can think of a dozen more tasteful ways to honor him than this.
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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FOR GOD'S SAKE, leave Dr. King and Stone Mountain alone! This business has gotten so out of hand. I can think of a dozen more tasteful ways to honor him than this.
You are so right.
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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FOR GOD'S SAKE, leave Dr. King and Stone Mountain alone! This business has gotten so out of hand. I can think of a dozen more tasteful ways to honor him than this.
A state sponsored monument to the Confederacy is beyond distasteful. A King monument on Stone Mountain finally begins to put the carving in some sort of perspective--something which that site is totally lacking--a fitting tribute, I think.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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A state sponsored monument to the Confederacy is beyond distasteful. A King monument on Stone Mountain finally begins to put the carving in some sort of perspective--something which that site is totally lacking--a fitting tribute, I think.
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I really don't see how your proposal is oh-so-above the status quo.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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I am okay with a King monument at Stone Mountain. He's certainly as big a part of Georgia history as Stonewall Jackson.

Nice editorial in the Sunday paper by former Rep. Ed Lindsey.

Let MLK tribute find a place on Stone Mtn. | www.myajc.com
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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I am okay with a King monument at Stone Mountain. He's certainly as big a part of Georgia history as Stonewall Jackson.

Nice editorial in the Sunday paper by former Rep. Ed Lindsey.

Let MLK tribute find a place on Stone Mtn. | www.myajc.com
Uh no, to that editorial and that idea that it will work because it still isn't going to do anything to make blacks feel any better about the memorial. Some things should never have been made and the memorial emblem on the side of Stone Mountain is one of them...

Also you are fence-riding again.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:20 AM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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Uh no, to that editorial and that idea that it will work because it still isn't going to do anything to make blacks feel any better about the memorial. Some things should never have been made and the memorial emblem on the side of Stone Mountain is one of them...

Also you are fence-riding again.
You can't un-ring a bell.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:28 AM
 
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Uh no, to that editorial and that idea that it will work because it still isn't going to do anything to make blacks feel any better about the memorial. Some things should never have been made and the memorial emblem on the side of Stone Mountain is one of them...

Also you are fence-riding again.
What is the fence you envision and what are its two sides?
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:52 AM
 
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I'd be more in favor of a museum of postwar Southern history. Having another MLK memorial would just bypass a lot of history for a more comfortable narrative. It's symbolic tokenism, in my opinion ("Everyone likes MLK--let's just slap up a tribute to him and all will be well"). Plus MLK already has a classy memorial in Atlanta.
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