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Stone Mountain Memorial Association Grapples With Proposals To Remove, Relocate Confederate Monuments

The Stone Mountain Memorial Association met Monday amid continuing calls for something to be done about the park's most prominent feature -- a 90-foot carving honoring the Confederacy.
The Stone Mountain Memorial Association met Monday amid continuing calls for something to be done about the park's most prominent feature -- a 90-foot carving honoring the Confederacy.
Credit John Bazemore / Associated PRess file

The Stone Mountain Memorial Association, which oversees the state park, held its first meeting Monday afternoon under new leadership.

Gov. Brian Kemp recently named the Rev. Abraham Mosley as the new board chair — the first Black man to hold that position.

The change comes amid continuing calls for something to be done about the park’s most prominent feature — a 90-foot carving honoring the Confederacy.

WABE’s Emma Hurt was at the board meeting and broke down proposals from both sides with “All Things Considered” fill-in host Emil Moffatt.

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.