10 of the Most Controversial Statues and Monuments Around the World

10 of the Most Controversial Statues and Monuments Around the World

Stone Mountain, Atlanta, Georgia

The massive figures carved in granite rock on Stone Mountain, just outside Atlanta, Georgia, are Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America, alongside Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Before he took to designing and sculpting Mount Rushmore, Gutzon Borglum was hired to build a "shrine to the South" at Stone Mountain, featuring Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. He was later fired from the project, but that didn't stop another artist, Henry Augustus Lukeman, from continuing the project to memorialize the Confederate generals. Stone Mountain has long been considered a crucial location for the Ku Klux Klan, who held their cross burnings there in 1915 during what they considered their "modern rebirth," according to the Washington Post. Don't miss these other facts you probably didn't know about Stone Mountain.

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