Confederate symbol debate unresolved

...institute by executive order in August when he decreed that the state would no longer observe Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee's birthday while keeping them unnamed holidays for state employees."This power should rest with the people and...

Leaders of civil rights groups oppose Martin Luther King Jr. monument at Georgia mountain

...sculpture in the world. Critics have called for removing images of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson on horseback, and renewed those efforts after June's mass shooting that...

MLK honor planned for Stone Mountain

...is home to the "Confederate Memorial Carving," a relief featuring Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

Know Civil War's cause

...another? How could fellow graduates of West Point strategize insidious battle plans to kill one another? How could Robert E. Lee ? a brilliant, devout family man, second in his class at West Point ? decide dissolution of the United States was...

Georgia debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law

...and others.Chiseled into a side of Stone Mountain, the carving of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson spans three acres and is the largest high relief sculpture in the world...

A monumental mistake

...spectacular memorial of all: by sandblasting the amazing carving of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson on the face of Georgia's Stone Mountain.In a word, no.We're sorry to...

Don't whitewash history

...many have pointed out, the flag that we identify with the CSA ? which in actuality was the battle flag of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia ? was not raised in South Carolina until 1961 during the civil rights movement. If...

Learn statue's history

...Philip Stanhope Worsley, a Fellow of Corpus Christi College at Oxford University.Worsley was a friend of Gen. Robert E. Lee's nephew, Edward Lee Childe of Paris, France, and sent his book A Translation of Homer's Iliad to Lee, whom he...

Between humanity and heritage

...inscription, whatever its original intent ? it's a line taken from an Iliad-inspired poem presented to Gen. Robert E. Lee after the South's surrender ? is bizarrely offensive and surely an anachronism today, to put it mildly.We...

Michaux: Sports voices prominent on flag issue

...Richmond, Va., my hometown, proudly displays its Confederate "heroes" in grand statues along the promenade ? Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis.Kids are taught how Stuart's and Jackson's horses...