An annual Confederate Memorial Day event managed to get approved at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia by park officials that claim the gathering is a "small and respectful" yearly tradition to honor Confederate Civil War leaders Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.

Stacy Abrams, the candidate for Governor of Georgia, is calling for the removal of the Confederate carvings on Stone Mountain. The statue depicts Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis as heroes of the Confederacy. “I have traveled the state of Georgia and the reality is that Georgia is much more complex. These Confederate monuments […]

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STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Planning is underway to place a Liberty Bell replica atop Stone Mountain near Atlanta as a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that recalls a famous line from his “I Have a Dream” speech, officials say. The planned tribute to the late civil rights activist would broaden the […]

For iPhone:   Charles “Chuck” Burris was elected Stone Mountain, Ga.’s first Black mayor on this day in 1997. Despite low voter turnout in the city near Atlanta, Burris was able to eke out a narrow win to become the mayor of the city known as the birthplace of the modern Ku Klux Klan. Burris […]