ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) – Atlanta city officials have voted to ask Gov. Nathan Deal to consider making changes to the giant carving on Stone Mountain that features Confederate leaders.
Media sources report City Councilman Michael Julian Bond on Monday proposed asking Gov. Nathan Deal to form a committee to study possible changes to the carving that features Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
Bond says instead of removing the carving, perhaps other leaders including James Oglethorpe, President Jimmy Carter, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. could be added to it to reflect more of Georgia’s history.
City Council passed the measure in a 9-2 vote.
The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP had called for the carving to be removed from Stone Mountain.