News From Stone Mountain

It now looks as if the plan to erect a bell tower atop Stone Mountain to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has been shelved. Given the opposition offered by several groups who honor King to the idea, that does not come as a surprise.

What remains of the original proposal, however, is also sure to spark some controversy. Plans remain to tell the story of African Americans who saw military service during the American Civil War. And, as you might expect, to some people that means the story of black Confederates.

Here we go again. I can’t wait for those historians who proclaim that any discussion of this issue is regrettable because responsible scholars dismiss it out of hand discover that not everyone agrees (and that their strategy of ignoring the controversy has backfired yet again). After all, advocates of the black Confederate tale are sure to cite Harvard professor John Stauffer in support of their position … and perhaps Skip Gates and Jim Downs will jump on this bandwagon as well once more.

Let’s see whether scholars abdicate their responsibility to educate the public responsibly once more because they simply dismiss what some people say out of hand … until they see the result at Stone Mountain. Then we’ll see who’s “freaking out.” And we’ll also see who falls silent.

6 thoughts on “News From Stone Mountain

  1. Billy Bearden November 21, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    No Bell tower. No USCT. Only a Confederate Memorial Park. Nothing else. They are welcome to put such things outside the gate. Perhaps in the city of Stone Mountain. Perhaps just down the road on Memorial drive (Cynthia McKinney parkway) next to her Tu Pac Shukur Museum.

  2. Billy Bearden November 23, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    No need to, Georgia law is explicit. No bell tower, no USCT. Couldn’t be any more plain.
    Should’ve done some research before making this post.

    • Brooks D. Simpson November 23, 2015 / 2:31 pm

      Anyone knows that laws can be amended, even repealed. Well, almost anyone, it seems.

      So I agree that you should have done some research before posting. Now, do you plan to threaten people or wish them harm again?

  3. Rblee22468 November 23, 2015 / 5:37 pm

    Wait. Same guy?

    The “Southern Rebel Patriots”, aka Greg and Jodi Calhoun organized one heck of a “Confederate Heritage” shindig!

    There is another “Heritage” get together in the works. It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!

    • Billy Bearden November 24, 2015 / 1:47 pm

      Yep, same guy – cept just like your error in defaming an individual stating about the inclusion of the Betsy Ross flag in the background (you were just too focused on another’s Stars and Bars) you failed to mention all the times I was telling everyone to avoid attending that rally (Nov 14th) because of the kluckers. Of course it was also your silly nonsense released on Nov 1st, and included on Nov 5th. I personally like to think my calls for avoidance of the Nov 14th event is what led to only 40 people showing up (many were still unaware of the klowns involvement) instead of the 100+ they were seeking.
      I have been warning others for a while now to avoid the April 23rd show of ignorance as well. But you keep right on doing your lie filled smear blog.

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