The 90-foot tall carving on Stone Mountain was started in the 1910s, but was not officially unveiled until 1970. It portrays Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and president of the Confederacy Stonewall Jackson.
A widow of a Confederate soldier, Helen Plane, came up with the idea to carve a memorial to Robert E. Lee on the huge granite mountain.
You can learn all about the controversial monument and its history in a new 30-minute documentary produced by the Atlanta History Center, Monument: The Untold History of Stone Mountain, available on YouTube.
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