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became the truth to generations of southerners

like this, right form today’s news

https://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-news/stone-mountain-park-board-approves-truth-telling-exhibit-moving-flags/BASJHI7NZFCANFCHXQZDKPWIEA/

Stone Mountain Park board approves truth-telling exhibit, moving flags

“The carving was started in the Jim Crow era and, like other Confederate monuments from that time, was intended to glorify white supremacy, historians recently told the AJC. Members of the second Ku Klux Klan, which was reborn on Stone Mountain in 1915, also had a role in the carving’s conception.

Foiled by financial issues and personal spats, the carving was abandoned in late 1920s. Work didn’t resume until after the state of Georgia bought the mountain in 1958.

Historians said the purchase was largely a reaction to federally mandated school integration and the Civil Rights movement.

The mostly completed carving was dedicated in 1970, more than a century after the end of the Civil War.

“We’re gonna tell that story,” Stephens said.”