Rep. LaDawn Blackett Jones Speaks on the Proposal of the Freedom Bell in Stone Mountain Park

“I knew that something was coming, I was just hoping that something would include the flag coming down as well,” said Rep. LaDawn Jones, (D) Atlanta.

Jones said she met with Stone Mountain Memorial Association following her call last spring for a boycott of the park because it flies the confederate flag.

Her words sparked protests…. and counter-protests at the park over the summer.  But, the proposal for the Freedom Bell doesn’t address the flag issue… and adds another element.

“Dr. King was not a part of the civil war era, but I think including that is still showing progress,” said Jones. “It doesn’t have to be monument directly of Dr. King, but showing that liberty to starting to come to Georgia, I don’t think that’s a bad idea.”

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