An Oct. 11 front page headline in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution proclaimed: “A monument to MLK will crown Stone Mountain.” It was a reference to a controversial proposal to build a “liberty bell” tower atop the huge granite mountain to honor the late Martin Luther King, Jr. However, after InsiderAdvantage questioned members of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association board which oversees the sprawling state-owned park, the board is opposed to any such monument. They say that, at their regular meeting later this month, the proposal will be shelved. However, an exhibit honoring African-American soldiers in the Civil War will be considered.
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