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] Add carvings of Outkast to giant Confederate monument, says petition
Visitors to Georgia might sometimes feel a bit surprised at what they see a little under 20 miles east of Atlanta – a 500m-high isolated rock dome rising from the plain, on to the north face of which is carved the largest bas-relief in the world. Depicted in rock are the Confederate leaders Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee and Thomas J “Stonewall” Jackson – in a 120m-high depiction that covers three acres.
Now hip-hop fans have started a petition to change the face of Stone Mountain by adding Outkast to the memorial, with Big Boi and Andre 3000 – riding in a Cadillac – added to the three Confederate leaders on horseback. When it reaches 2,000 signatures, the petition will be delivered to the Georgia State House, the Georgia Senate and Governor Nathan Deal.
“By no means do we wish to erase or destroy the current carving, which, regardless of its context, is an impressive and historic work of art,” states the the MoveOn.com petition. “We simply wish to add new carvings, of Atlanta hip-hop duo Outkast, to the mountainside. There’s plenty of room.”
Big Boi has backed the petition, retweeting a story about it with an approving emoji.
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] NAACP Calls For Stone Mountain To Be “Sandblasted Off: “Those Guys Need To Go”
It’s not just the Confederate Flag anymore.
Liberals want all remnants of the Old South destroyed.
Officials at the Atlanta NAACP are calling to remove not just the Confederate Flag from all state-owned property, but all symbols of the South, the AP is reporting.
At Stone Mountain Park outside Atlanta, there’s a massive carving in Granite of Confederate heroes. Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis are depicted on the side of the mountain. The entire carved surface is more than two football fields.
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