Georgia Weighs Changes to Stone Mountain Park, a ‘Shrine to White Supremacy’

Georgia Weighs Changes to Stone Mountain Park, a ‘Shrine to White Supremacy’

Stone Mountain—“the largest shrine to white supremacy in the history of the world,” in the words of activist Richard Rose—stands just 15 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Replete with Confederate imagery, including a monumental relief of Southern generals carved into the north face of a mountain, flags and other symbols, the state park has long courted controversy. …

Among Stephens’ suggestions was the consolidation of Confederate symbols to a 40-acre area of the 3,400-acre park.

“So, if you want to see them you can come and you can see the Confederate monuments,” he said. “If you don’t want to see them and you want to go elsewhere in the park, then you can do that.”

By Nora McGreevy, smithsonianmag.com

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