Hey there, neighbor: MLK monument planned atop Stone Mountain
1. Stone Mountain, easily the nation's largest tribute to Confederate soldiers, is getting a new neighbor, but not everyone is hopping on the welcome wagon. Plans have been announced for a Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. monument to sit atop the summit of the mountain, creating a juxtaposition of ideals at a place where Ku Klux Klan members were known to burn giant crosses.
2. This isn't the first time Stone Mountain has been in the news this year, you know. After the church massacre in Charleston, S.C., protests erupted around the tribute to Rebel soldiers. Confederate supporters were quick to come to the monument's defense. The new MLK project is already being met with fevered opposition, one member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans even called the monument's plans insulting.
3. So, is the new MLK monument a good idea? Tell us what you think.
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