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Old 01-26-2022, 06:39 AM
 
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It’s been a one-two punch for Stone Mountain Park in recent years, the site of the world’s largest monument to the Confederacy. The combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing controversy over its Confederate imagery have led to a drop in business.

That was top of mind at the Stone Mountain Memorial Association’s first board meeting of 2022.

While uncertainty remains over omicron and other potential variants, Stone Mountain leaders are hoping some changes they’re making to its storied past will help.
Stone Mountain leaders grappling with business losses at the park's resort hotel (WABE Atlanta) (AUDIO report)
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:00 AM
 
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The carving on Stone Mountain is a good example of what can happen when the state government decides to jump in and assert itself.
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Old 01-26-2022, 03:53 PM
 
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I don't like the carving as a defacing of a natural environment.

But I don't support destruction of art by political groups.

As for the civil war, the South was stupid to not just convert slavery to paid workers. The North, in the situation, encouraged previous slaves to return to Africa and the country of Liberia was created. Well, satirical poet Phillis Wheatley didn't want to return to Africa, in missionary projects prior to Liberia, and died in poverty in Boston at the age of 31.

Gosh, Lee, after losing Washington DC, then defended the front door to Virginia but not the back door.

Now maybe Liberia would be interested in becoming a U.S. territory ?

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