Fight To Repeal Stone Mountain Confederate Status

The Stone Mountain Action Coalition works with DeKalb County State Representatives to Repeal Stone Mountain Status.


The State House Representatives from DeKalb County introduced House Bill 794 (HB794)that would repeal the Confederate mandate and, in keeping with the purpose of other state parks, refocus Stone Mountain park as a place for outdoor recreation and learning about the natural environment instead of the myths of the Confederacy.

In 1958, in the face of a growing Civil Rights movement, the State of Georgia purchased Stone Mountain and later passed legislation requiring that it operate as a memorial to the Confederacy, fulfilling an effort started in the 1910’s by the Daughters of the Confederacy and supported by the KKK. As noted by the Atlanta History Center, the creation of the largest Confederate memorial in the world, was part of a larger “political movement, trying to deny Black Georgians the right to vote, fighting school integration, and doing their best to maintain the racial status quo.”

We need you to fight to end this atrocity. Please call and write to Chairman LaHood, the members of the Government Affairs committee, and your State House Representative calling on them to schedule a hearing for HB 794 early in the current legislative session.

Help support HB794.  You can find contact information for your State Rep at this link:

Website for Coalition

Sponsors of House Bill 794
Rep. Billy Mitchell, Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, Rep. Karla Drenner, Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick, Rep. Omari Crawford, Rep. Karen Luto



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