Stone Mountain Association Approves New Logo – Without Confederate Sculpture – WSB-TV Channel 2
STONE MOUNTAIN, GA – The Stone Mountain Memorial Association has approved a new logo and something big is missing – the massive sculpture of Confederate Generals.
The association voted on the new logo on Monday, according to association CEO Bill Stevens.
The old logo consisted of the initials of the Memorial Association and an illustrated close-up of the sculpture by Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
The new one offers a more natural view of the mountain, the greenery and a surrounding lake, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“I think we have the right one,” said Joan Bostick Thomas, vice chairman of the memorial association‘s board of directors.
The logo is just the latest change at the park after the board of directors announced a series of resolutions earlier this year “intended to begin the process of balancing Stone Mountain Park’s historic mission as a Confederate memorial, with today’s broader realities as Metro Atlanta’s largest green space and destination most visited tourist in Georgia. “
The board of directors of the memorial association had previously approved the relocation of several Confederate flags that have long flown at the base of the mountain walking trail, the busiest area in the park.
Authorities said Georgia state laws protecting Confederate monuments prevent them from completely removing the flags. Southern War.
Stephens said he was putting together proposals from contractors for the move. He did not have a potential timeline for the project.
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