NAACP Wants Removal Of Historic Confederate Generals From Stone Mountain [Video]

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The madness continues. The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP officially called for the elimination of all symbols of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain. 

World’s largest exposed granite monolith with relief carving of Confederate notables

 WSB TV reported:

Channel 2’s Berndt Petersen talked with Yolanda Shackelford, who was chaperoning a group of children from Cobb County on a trip to Stone Mountain.

 “When I’m out here, and I have to be honest, when I’m out here enjoying Stone Mountain, I’m thinking about what it has to offer for what I’m coming for,” Shackelford said.

 But the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP has a much more serious point of view. The organization issued a statement calling for the removal of all symbols of the Confederacy from the park.

“My tax dollars should not be used to commemorate slavery,” Rose said.

Rose said his group wants Confederate symbols removed from all state-owned buildings, parks and lands. 

Rose told Petersen he would start with Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

“Those guys need to go. They can be sand-blasted off, or somebody could carefully remove a slab of that and auction it off to the highest bidder,” Rose said.

Shackelford said she is all for a discussion as long as it’s not based on emotion.

“We have to look at history. We have to look at how it’s affecting all people. That’s my view. We are an organization of many faces. So, we always want to consider our total community,”Shackelford said.

 A spokesman for Stone Mountain Park said any removal of the Confederate flags or monuments is up to the Georgia Legislature.

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Confederate Memorial Carving

The largest high relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, depicts three Confederate heroes of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The entire carved surface measures three-acres, larger than a football field and Mount Rushmore. The carving of the three men towers 400 feet above the ground, measures 90 by 190 feet, and is recessed 42 feet into the mountain. The deepest point of the carving is at Lee’s elbow, which is 12 feet to the mountain’s surface.

In 1912 the carving existed only in the imagination of Mrs. C. Helen Plane, charter member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). The Venable family, owners of the mountain, deeded the north face of the mountain to the UDC in 1916.

 

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Of course they want it removed,ugh.Someone needs to tell these pansy ass crybabies who are offended by anything they can think of,to stuff it..

  2. why in the hell are any of you wanting to change the history my god get the pos people out of office before our country turns to crap

  3. they are against slavery except when their own live their whole lives off of and on the backs of working and tax paying stiffs.
    like the Taliban blowing up the buddhas, they create nothing and destroy everything.
    take away a peoples heritage and they are easily persuaded. – karl marx

  4. We need to remember our history or we are destined to repeat it. These men served the South and they are a part of our history. We cannot change the past or erase it. Leave these beautiful works alone.

  5. naacp need to go to hell I am not racist but they got the battle flag of tennese taken down its part of our history they need to mind there own damn business hell I cain’t even watch dukes of hazard which was one of my shows just because it offends a few people it doesn’t offend most leave shit alone and quit being cry baby pussies

  6. The NAACP our now Becoming more like ISIS in so much as distroying American History to suit what they want and with holding the truth what is in the past must stay their if you can not let go then it will fester and get out of hand, What next get rid of Africa as most of the Slaves came from there or how about killing all Arabs as they were the traders who brought the slaves to America, let`s not forget the North grow rich of the backs of the Slaves as well don`t tell me that you in the North did not wear Cotton, Already we see the break down of life in the USA “no go areas for Blacks “, attempts to kill each other leave things alone you can not turn history off you can not change it, I am from the UK we have things here that some don`t like but we get on , ISIS is in the processes of wiping history out, seems to the out side world that`s what the NAACP what to do. you can not take away people`s history just be course you don`t like it.

  7. When did we become the United States of the offended? They need to stop trying to change history and blaming our history for everything they don’t like.

  8. Ok we should wipe out anything that has to do with slavery because some are offended. WELL I AM OFFENDED THAT IT IS OK TO HAVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COLLEGES, GRANTS, TV STATIONS AND ECT. AMERICA WAS NOT THE FIRST PEOPLE TO HAVE SLAVES. HELL IN AFRICA THEIR WERE TRIBES THAT TOOK OTHER TRIBES AND MADE THEM SLAVES AS WELL. SO WHERE IN HISTORY DOES IT SAY ONLY THE WHITES ARE TO BLAME.

  9. Someone needs to stop the NAACP. Idiots!! NAACP is ISIS! They need to move on. Sick of hearing about your racism against everyone. NAACP is racist biggots!!! Shame on your so called organization of idiots. NAACP IS AMERICA’S PROBLEM. TELL EM TO SHUT UP AND STAND DOWN. RACIST AHOLES!!!!!!!

  10. Get real. I have been there and marveled in the beauty of the art. The beauty in the determination to create that art piece with the tools they had at that time. History is there to remind us what was. Look at what is going on today and fix it. Refusing to heal hurts you. Wanting to take away from me hurts everyone and keeps hate alive. Now those liking different from you are hating while you hate them. Take a lesson from the Hippies of the past. SHOW A LITTLE LOVE. IT IS WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW. NOT YOUR HATE. GIVE LOVE AND FORGIVENESS A SHOT. GOD BLESS YOU. I FORGIVE YOU.

  11. Next will be Mount Rushmore because Washington and Jefferson owned slaves. It is the NAA(L)CP, where the L stands for Liberal. This is absolutely ridiculous. These men, soldiers and leaders, were Americans before the civil war, and were Americans after the civil war. Attempts to re-write history need to stop. I equate this to the crazies that say the Holocaust in WWII did not happen. Give me a flippin break.

  12. Hidden Facts about Slavery in America

    June 17, 2013 by TNO Staff— in Africa, Americas, Culture, Latin America, North America · 16 Comments
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    The first official slave owner in colonial America was a black man, not white; the Arab slave trade in Negroes was far greater and much longer lasting than the transatlantic slave trade; the founder of the southern state of Georgia banned both slavery and Africans from the state; large numbers of “free blacks” owned black slaves; and less than 5 percent of pre-Civil War American families actually had slaves.

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    These are some of the facts about slavery in America which are deliberately hidden from establishment histories of slavery in America, which are all designed to blame white Americans for “racism” and “slavery” and induce a completely false sense of guilt among whites.

    Fact 1: The first official slave owner in America was an Angolan who adopted the European name of Anthony Johnson. He was sold to slave traders in 1621 by an enemy tribe in his native Africa, and was registered as “Antonio, a Negro” in the official records of the Colony of Virginia. He went to work for a white farmer as an indentured servant.

    Prior to 1654, all Africans in the thirteen colonies were held in indentured servitude and were released after a contracted period with many of the indentured receiving land and equipment after their contracts for work expired. Johnson would later take ownership of a large plot of farmland after the expiration of his contract and, using the skills he had learned during his indentured labor service, Johnson became moderately successful.

    By July 1651 Johnson had five indentured servants of his own. In 1664, he brought a case before Virginia courts in which he contested a suit launched by one of his indentured servants, a Negro who adopted the name of John Casor. Johnson won the suit and retained Casor as his servant for life, who thus became the first official and true slave in America.

    Thus the accusation that whites “started slavery” in America is utterly untrue: blacks in Africa sold each other as slaves, and the first true lifelong slave in America was owned by a black man, not a white.

    Fact 2: The transatlantic slave trade was dwarfed by the Arab or Muslim slave trade, which lasted from 650 AD to 1900 AD. It is estimated that a minimum of 18 million Africans were enslaved by Arab slave traders, and that over one million Europeans were enslaved by the Muslim world during the same period.

    The Muslim slave trade saw Africans exported to regions throughout the Middle East and even to India, while the Europeans were captured in raids in Spain, Italy, France, Britain, and Ireland. These raids were launched from North Africa, and during the Islamic occupation of Iberia and southern Italy, from the latter regions as well.

    The invasion of southeastern Europe by the Ottoman Turks saw even more Europeans enslaved into the Muslim world—but their numbers are unknown.

    The Muslim trade in slaves, both black and white, was therefore longer lasting and far more extensive than the transatlantic slave trade—but there are today no cries of “Arab guilt” or demands for reparations against Muslim nations.

    Fact 3: James Oglethorpe (1696–1785) was a British general who founded the colony of Georgia in 1732. From the very beginning, Oglethorpe ensured that slavery was banned in the colony, and that Africans were barred from entering the territory. The colony’s founding charter also forbid Roman Catholicism from being established in the region.

    It was only in 1750, after Oglethorpe had left the colony, that the ban on slavery was lifted.

    Fact 4: Many free Negroes owned black slaves; in fact, in numbers disproportionate to their representation in society at large.

    In 1830, a fourth of the free Negro slave masters in South Carolina owned 10 or more slaves; eight owning 30 or more.

    According to federal census reports, on June 1, 1860 there were nearly 4.5 million Negroes in the United States, with fewer than four million of them living in the southern slaveholding states.

    Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. Black Duke University professor John Hope Franklin recorded that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.

    In 1860 there were at least six Negroes in Louisiana who owned 65 or more slaves. The largest number, 152 slaves, were owned by the widow C. Richards and her son P.C. Richards, who owned a large sugar cane plantation.

    Another Negro slave magnate in Louisiana, with over 100 slaves, was Antoine Dubuclet, a sugar planter whose estate was valued at (in 1860 dollars) $264,000.

    In Charleston, South Carolina in 1860, 125 free Negroes owned slaves; six of them owning 10 or more. Of the $1.5 million in taxable property owned by free Negroes in Charleston, more than $300,000 represented slave holdings. In North Carolina 69 free Negroes were slave owners.

    (Source: Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South, Michael P. Johnson and James L. Roak New York: Norton, 1984.)

    Fact 5: In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. According to the US census report for that last year before the Civil War, there were nearly 27 million whites in the country. Some eight million of them lived in the slaveholding states.

    The census also determined that there were fewer than 385,000 individuals who owned slaves. Even if all slaveholders had been white, that would amount to only 1.4 percent of whites in the country (or 4.8 percent of southern whites owning one or more slaves).

    The figures show conclusively that, when free, blacks disproportionately became slave masters in pre-Civil War America. The statistics outlined above show that about 28 percent of free blacks owned slaves—as opposed to less than 4.8 percent of southern whites, and dramatically more than the 1.4 percent of all white Americans who owned slaves.

  13. NAACP Makes Stunning Demand: Take Those Faces Off That Mountain

    I agree with the members of the Atlanta NAACP Chapter. All our historic confederacy related monuments should be destroyed…..

    …and replaced with the names or likeness of today’s Americans who are victims of horrific CHILD ABUSE, NEGLECT, and MALTREATMENT at the hands immature moms and or dads who selfishly and irresponsibly introduce newborns, infants, toddlers, children and teens to a life of pain and hardship.

    Kendrick Lamar, born in 1987, won a 2015 Grammy for rapping out the depression he’s experienced since he was an adolescent. In a January 2011 LAWeekly interview Kendrick speaks about being SIX-YEARS-OLD and witnessing drug deals in front of his apartment. He talks about his ‘living wild” parents who deprived him of experiencing an “Average Joe” American kid childhood.

    Then there is Tupac, born in 1971, who raps about his severe childhood depression, “I wake up in the morning and I ask myself – Is life worth livin’ should I blast myself? – I’m tired of bein poor and even worse I’m black – My stomach hurts so I’m lookin’ for a purse to snatch”

    Read Tupac ‘Dear Mama’ rap to learn about his love-hate relationship with his substance abusing mom, and his hatred toward his dad. Does he deserve to be an honored Victim of American Child Abuse?

    Let’s not forget about Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter, another victim of child neglect whose mother allowed a young Shawn to run wild on the streets of Brooklyn, NY, causing fear and emotional or physical harm to every peaceful person living or working in the Marcy Houses and surrounding neighborhoods.

    Since Tupac raps about his mom being harmed by drugs, thereby depriving him of experiencing a safe, fairly happy childhood, and Shawn Jay Z Carter raps about selling drugs to people like Tupac’s mom, should these two victims of child abuse and neglect have their images placed side by side on Stone Mountain State Park, smiling at one another?

    Is there room on Stone Mountain State Park to add a likeness of Baltimore Mom of The Year Toya Graham, who builds a large family she introduced to struggle and hardships, instead of being more responsible and having one or two children she could more easily care, provide for and supervise?

    I am not trying to be a wiseguy. Frankly, I am totally disappointed with many of my American neighbors who are WILLFULLY ignoring America’s National Epidemic of Child Abuse & Neglect that over the last three decades we have all witnessed threaten and harm many American children’s lives, depriving untold numbers of children from experiencing a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood.

    I understand why the confederate flag flying over government buildings was way out of line. For a substantial number of peaceful Americans it is a symbol of American oppression and greed that maliciously harmed and exploited many generations peaceful people.

    However, erasing all the symbols of our past human ignorance does a disservice to future Americans who will become part of our ever-evolving human society.

    I would argue raising children in loving homes that encourage children to learn about our world, and how we have evolved and continue to evolve as a species. Educating our kids about the atrocities of our past, using them as lessons learned for moving into our more peaceful future.

    Growing up in the 60s, I quickly became friends with Motown musicians whose music conditioned me to believe they are peaceful, generous, loving, talented Americans deserving of my respect and admiration. Every one of my Motown friends wrote music loving, respecting or honoring the maternal half of our population.

    Today when ten-year-old American kids wake up for school, they tune their radio’s into popular music written and performed by the children and grandchildren of my Motown friends who have a different view of the maternal half of our human population.

    I’m fairly certain most Americans with common sense realize why many of the children and grandchildren of Motown musicians, for the past thirty years characterize females in their rap art performances, our moms sisters, grandmas, daughters and aunts, as *itches and *hores, or less than human not deserving of respect.

    I respectfully ask all members of the Atlanta Chapter For The NAACP begin a national campaign to raise awareness and educate children, teens and adults about all forms of Child Abuse and Neglect that harm developing children and communities.

    Avery

    #RestorePrideInParenting
    #EndChildAbuseNeglect

  14. If that happens the ones that aren’t easily offended need to start rising up and make our voices heard protest style

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