Confederate Flag Supporters Protest MLK Tribute on Stone Mountain

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Published on 16 Nov 2015, 2:27
A small group of Confederate supporters scaled a mountain in Georgia on Saturday to denounce a proposed monument to Martin Luther King Jr. The King monument is being proposed to be constructed on the top of Stone Mountain, a peak outside of Atlanta that is the largest Confederate monument in the country. Known as the Confederate Mount Rushmore, it has portraits of general Stonewall Jackson and other rebel icons etched into the mountain’s face. About 40 demonstrators waved confederate flags at the mountain’s peak, in a town that is 75% African-American and in a spot where Ku Klux Klan members once burned crosses. The proposed monument to Dr. King, a small bell that would sit on the crest of the mountain, would reference his “I Have a Dream” speech, in which he declared, “let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.”

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