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Civil rights groups: Prevent King monument at Stone Mountain
Governor meets with group leaders on issue
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A June 23 file photo shows a carving depicting confederates Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, in Stone Mountain, Ga. A proposed tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. atop Stone Mountain has made unlikely allies of civil rights organizations and members of a Confederate heritage group. Both are displeased with state officials plan to use a replica Liberty Bell honoring King at the state park in suburban Atlanta. - photo by Associated Press
A monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. must not be installed among the sculpted figures of Confederate leaders at Georgia's Stone Mountain, a group of civil rights leaders told the state's governor Wednesday. "We will never agree to any aspect of Dr. King going to Stone Mountain among the Confederacy," Southern Christian Leadership Conference president and CEO Charles Steele, Jr. said after the meeting with Gov. Nathan Deal.
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