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STONE MOUNTAIN, Georgia: Petition to remake Confederate monument splits Georgians | The Lookout – Yahoo! News

English: Photo of the carving on Stone Mountai...

English: Photo of the carving on Stone Mountain, granite dome located in Georgia, USA. Carving displays figures of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Depending on whom you ask, the enormous monument carved into Georgia’s Stone Mountain is either a proud statement or a blight and an embarrassment.

Depicting the only president of the Confederate States, Jefferson Davis, riding beside Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, it’s two football fields wide, making it the largest of its kind.

The NBC station 11 Alive reports that a petition that seeks to remake this famous—and infamous—landmark is causing controversy.

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English: Cropped giant image at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Stone_mountain_closeup_mosaic.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“It’s almost like a black eye or an embarrassing smudge on our culture,” the petition’s creator, McCartney Forde, told local 11.

Forde’s online petition on Change.org calls for changes to be made to the mountainside carving, first conceived in 1923 by a charter member of the Daughters of the Confederacy but not completed until 1972.

He writes, “The three men embossed on the face of arguably the most famous landmark in the great state of Georgia are icons for what is widely considered the darkest period in our nation’s history. … It is a monument that perpetuates the perception of Georgia as an icon of racism, slavery and oppression.”

Forde suggests that the current carving be removed and replaced with a monument to Georgia veterans.

So far, just 164 people have signed the petition, but the quest seems to be as controversial as the monument itself.

“We should not erase history,” Calvin Johnson, Jr., a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, told the news station.

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IS THIS MAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, MENTALLY ILL? (Photo credit: SS&SS)

 

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