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Old 10-27-2015, 03:21 PM
 
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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.
A museum like that seems like a good idea, too.

I'd be in favor of including MLK, unless people find that insulting. King probably did more to put Stone Mountain in the national consciousness than Lee, Jackson and Davis.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:38 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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People are saying it should stay cause it's history, actually it was just completed in 1972. The reason it's there because the klan owned stone mountain in the early 21 century, They okay United Daughters of the Confederacy idea for the thing to be built on there land. Klan itself was originally found by Confederate veterinarians....
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Let the truth come out of the facts...



Personally, I just look at the carvings as art. Art for a bad reason, but art none the lesser...
However, I'd LOVE to see more art. So, whatever can be added to the art, altering it, or etc... I'm all for. I'd much rather it be a much better symbol than what exist now. I'd like to see a design of the art of the MLK memorial.

I'd say, make it much larger than the current sculpture (making it the largest MLK Memorial around). It SHOULD be... MLK made a far greater positive impact on the world than the 3 chumps (Stonewall, Jackson and that other guy) depicted in the carving... Those 3 made a negative impact on the world.
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Went to state capital
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