15 August 2017
CBS — Former Georgia House Minority Leader and candidate for governor of the state Stacey Abrams is calling for the Confederate carvings on Stone Mountain to be removed.
“In the wake of Charlottesville I think it’s incumbent upon us to take a stand and to speak very clearly and very honestly about the fact that symbols matter,” Abrams told CBS46 News.
Abrams tweeted that the carvings are a “blight on our state and should be removed.” She also tweeted that “Confederate monuments belong in museums where we can study and reflect on that terrible history, not in places of honor across our state.”
The Confederate Memorial Carving has images of Confederacy President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson and were not complete until a dedication ceremony on May 9, 1970. Finishing touches were completed in 1972. […]