Thousands gathered Friday evening in downtown Atlanta for the NAACP “March for Justice,” in response to the fatal shootings earlier this week of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota by police officers.
Deravis Caine Rogers was shot & killed by Atlanta Ofcr James Burns (now fired) on 6/22/16 #Unarmed #JusticeForCaine #ConvictOfficerJamesBurns #NAACPAtlanta .
Gracie Bonds Staples' March 6 article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution assumes a rather curious redefinition of “history” when she defends the Stone Mountain carvings and other Confederate monuments, claiming that the numerous statues of the leaders of the Southern insurrection are “history.
Lost Cause fanatics—including a handful of African Americans—insist that thousands of blacks fought for the Confederacy.
Jackson County State Representative Tommy Benton is afflicted by the same malady and Stone Mountain Board Chair Carolyn Meadows.
Carolyn Meadows, the chairwoman of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, claimed that "some 3,000 Blacks fought for the Confederacy" although reputable historians have not identified a single Black Confederate soldier.