Today, The Confederate carving on Stone Mountain has been re-branded with laser shows, animated with colored beams of lights as to glorify and celebrate the image as if the cause of the Civil War was not over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl9Cw7G_oa0
The men in the Confederate carving on Stone Mountain were not from Georgia. There was no major Civil War battle at Stone Mountain and, there were no soldiers buried at Stone Mountain. So why is it a Confederate Memorial?
We do not seek to destroy history but to make it more inclusive and real. The defenders of the status quo seek to re-brand the legacy of the Confederacy and the Civil War. The reality is both the Union and Confederate monuments do not truly represent or do justice to our story. The Union won the war, the slaves were freed, and the Confederacy was re-admitted into the Union. President Lincoln in his Gettysburg address reminded Us that America was "...conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal". The Confederate States of America sought to spread slavery and had it placed in the Confederate Constitution.
Our goal is to make the Stone Mountain Confederate Carving more inclusive. and to change its designation. Who should be included in the carving on Stone Mountain? Native Americans, African Americans, women, Lincoln, Sherman, Grant, McCallum, etc. If it cannot be made more representative of the Civil War history then the carving should be removed.
Some say let it be, why make trouble? just except things as they are.
"There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?" -- JFK
O Say Can We See By The Dawn's Early Light: What is Wrong with the Confederate Flag and the Carving? https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6rHTsNOsLE_VnVQMDlNZmhuUzA/view?usp=sharing