NAACP is calling for the "Take Down" of the Confederacy images of Civil War luminaries Off Stone Mountain GA

NAACP is calling for the "Take Down" of the Confederacy images of Civil War luminaries Off Stone Mountain GA
BHR HollyWood Reports......... NAACP The Atlanta Chapter is calling for the "Take Down" of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park.

The Chapter president Richard Rose says, “It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end the glorification of slavery and white supremacy, paid for and maintained, with the taxes of all its citizens.”

Atlanta chapter wants the images of Civil War luminaries Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson sandblasted off the side of Stone Mountain, in the latest backlash against America’s Confederate past since the Charleston church shootings last month.
Civil War luminaries Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee
and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson

According to the Chapter president Richard Rose According to Rose, “all of this recognition of Confederate generals is upholding the white supremacy on which the Confederacy was founded and the war was fought.”

He goes on to say, “all of this should have ended in 1865 when Lee surrendered to Appomattox.” He’s referring to, what historians refer to as, one of the last battles before Confederate Army General Robert Lee surrendered to Union Army Lt. Ulysses Grant on April 9, 1865.

"Rose" goes on to say Georgia removed the Confederate emblem from its flag in 2001, though the “Stars and Bars” from the First National Confederate Flag remain on the state flag. 

NAACP The Atlanta Chapter is
calling for the "Take Down"
The Confederate Flag still flies at Stone Mountain Park, which is owned by and run by the State of Georgia. Many, like Congressman Hank Johnson see the park as a museum for the Confederacy. According to Johnson, “where do we draw the line, do we blast the faces off of Stone Mountain?” Rose says “yes”. 
Confederate Flag still flies at
Stone Mountain Park,

He adds, “they can sand blast Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Jackson off tomorrow. I’d be extremely elated.”

Rose calls it “unfair, unfortunate, and unconscionable for the State of Georgia and any other government to continue to commemorate and spend taxpayer dollars in upholding and preserving Confederate monuments and symbols including the flag.” On any government property, Rose says, “those symbols should be eradicated.”


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