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.
Senator Vincent Fort leads political supporters with a $500 pledge at the November 1 Membership Kickoff.
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.
Web site comments and Facebook posts ask why we advocate against the Confederate Memorials at Stone Mountain.