Atlanta NAACP Says “They Can Sand Blast Lee, Jefferson Davis, And Jackson” Off Stone Mountain

by Maria Boynton | CBS Atlanta  |  published on July 15, 2015

richard-rose-1-e1436816610793The Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP is calling for the removal of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park. Local chapter president Richard Rose says, “It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end the glorification of slavery and white supremacy, paid for and maintained, with the taxes of all its citizens.” According to Rose, “all of this recognition of Confederate generals is upholding the white supremacy on which the Confederacy was founded and the war was fought.” He goes on to say, “all of this should have ended in 1865 when Lee surrendered to Appomattox.” He’s referring to, what historians refer to as, one of the last battles before Confederate Army General Robert Lee surrendered to Union Army Lt. Ulysses Grant on April 9, 1865.

Recent debate about the emblems was sparked by the mass killings at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Alleged gunman Dylann Roof was seen in photographs posing with the Confederate Flag. While some consider the flag as a commemoration of their heritage, others consider it a symbol of hate. On Friday, South Carolina removed the flag from its statehouse grounds.
Georgia removed the Confederate emblem from its flag in 2001, though the “Stars and Bars” from the First National Confederate Flag remain on the state flag. The Confederate Flag still flies at Stone Mountain Park, which is owned by and run by the State of Georgia. Many, like Congressman Hank Johnson, see the park as a museum for the Confederacy. According to Johnson, “where do we draw the line, do we blast the faces off of Stone Mountain?” Rose says “yes”. He adds, “they can sand blast Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Jackson off tomorrow. I’d be extremely elated.”

  • Kent2012

    need to ship these clowns back to africa

  • Bob Stewart

    Who are the real racists? Do they really think they can erase history to suit them? All they are doing is ensuring that Dixie will live on forever. Just shows how stupid people think. Hitler and his book burners have nothing on the NAACP.

  • Somthin4yoazz

    How about sandblast the black off these m**keys that keep sucking ***k for attention as if they were raised by a half ass single whore mom and never had a father figure around to slap the sh** out of them when they cried every time they didn’t get their way.

  • Slim Jim

    NAACP is most racist group of people who only think of them selves and not the black people in a whole.Instead of worrying about confederate flags and statues they should focus their concern about the rising killings of black on black killings. Clean up the black neighbor hoods of drugs and gang activety.

  • Graywolf12

    Some people should have listened in school when they were told to learn history as it repeats itself. No matter how bad it was it should still be a taught part of the history of this counter. Should all the great Blacks be removed from history? These things should be a reminder that man can be a very cruel animal, and we must all be diligent in not ever allowing it to happen again.

  • yellowjacket2

    This smacks of paranoia. I think it was Ann Coulter that said that liberalism is a mental disorder. And they keep proving that she was spot on in her analyses.

    • Kent2012

      she got that from Mike Savage…truth in a sentence..

  • disqus_CeZmTpgh9W

    Since Washington owned slaves, lets change the name of our Capitol to Sharpton D.C.
    The “peculiar instituton” was abolished in America in
    1865! (Except currently in many other parts of the world)

    I would gladly pay “reparations” to any ex slave, if you can find a live one in America!
    As far as Dylan Roof, he was also a NAZI A bullet in the back of his head would be fitting and I would be happy to supply it!

  • Seedman

    That remark is so unkind. Hatred like the NAACP proposes will cause nothing but bitterness and defilement. Black people need the forgiveness only Jesus can provide.

  • IllBeYour Huckleberry

    Working to re-ignite the division that lead to the civil war. South should erract more monuments for those who fought and died for state rights over federal tyranny.

  • disqus_cBkQwOnJNc

    give some people a inch and they take a mile.when are you racist going to realize everything is not race related just because you think it is. the confederate flag is not as racist as you seem to believe.why don’t you leave these memorials alone ? they have been their for ages, probably before you were born. the only way they can hurt you is in your racist thinking.maybe the white race ought to be offended by all the things recognizing the black race like martin luther king blvd in every state and almost every city.these more recognizing of the black race and other races from around the world which blacks don’t speak about.i think some people in all races are more touchy than others and will do anything to get something brewing.

  • Snoopy

    You can not change the past – go suck a raw egg! History is history – Deal with it. Get off your collective asses and get a job, PAY for all the kids you sired or had, and stop blaming everyone ELSE for YOUR laziness!!!

  • Fedup

    ISIS is alive and well in the form of the naacp. They both want to go around the world destroying a countries history. Destroying these monuments will not stop racism but it will drive a wedge deeper between the races. If they paid more attention to getting their kids educated it would help their people more than destroying our national monuments. The naacp, sharpton and jackson have their own agenda, to make money. When was the last time any of them did anything that had a positive effect on the black community? They go to an area where there’s a problem, make a speech, rile people up leave, go to the airport get in their private jet and fly back to their mansions the people living in the ghetto paid for.

  • KDC

    They are destroying our history and sovereignty. I’d like to see the NAACP organization sandblasted to oblivion. After all, it’s offensive, to some, to have a black supremesist group that excludes other nationalities, calling the shots for the nation. It will always work both ways, in my book.

  • gfinms

    The Negroes, never stop demanding, this or that. As far as slavery is concerned, they are the most fortunate race, on the planet. If Caucasians, had never stepped foot, on the African Continent, The Negroes, as a race, would have nothing. If you were to ask, your typical, Negro. If you could prevent, slavery from occurring, would you? Most would say yes, because they are not capable, of understanding, the implications, of such an act. Also, the European powers, that colonized the African Continent, brought civilization to Africa. If it were not for this, all the Negroes, in Africa, would still be living in grass huts, and? WTH!, many still live this way, today, Blacks, are the White man’s burden.God, I get so tired of their crap! Black, on White crime, is rampant. Of course, this does not get reported, by the MSM.

  • Carla Cox

    This is going TOO FAR!
    We cannot re-write history, it is what it is, if you don’t want to visit Stone Mountain then don’t visit, it’s not like it is in your backyard! What an ass to believe that we should negate our history, Politically Correct History is FANTASY!!!! How do you learn from the past if you erase it?

  • curtmavi38

    Why don’t we just erase the history of slavery, then we wouldn’t have to rehash it every time the blacks feel offended. meh

  • curtmavi38

    I would be just as glad if the sandblaster was turned on these idiots. meh

  • Dudley DoRight.

    Right after they remove the statue of MLK from DC.

  • teaman

    RACE BAITERS: Don’t Want You To Know This About Black History

    Talking heads fill our TV screens as they continue to enumerate the offenses
    white Americans have committed from slavery to Jim Crow.

    a false narrative has been embedded in the minds of Americans. The
    nation is suffering from false memory syndrome. Our ancestors, we
    believe, raided peaceful African villages, bopped innocent Africans
    on the head, then led them in chains to slave ships. Once in America
    we imagine wealthy white plantation owners forcing hordes of black
    slaves to pick cotton in the hot summer sun twelve months out of the

    The narrative is so well
    ingrained in our thinking that its seem almost sacrilegious to
    question it.

    Nonetheless, facts are
    stubborn and data takes precedence over anecdotes.

    Here are thirteen things
    most Americans don’t know about black history.

    1. America’s
    first black military officers served the Confederacy.

    In 1861 about 1,500 free blacks in New Orleans answered Gov. Thomas
    Overton Moore’s call to serve the Confederate army. The new
    enlistees were garnered at a meeting called by ten prominent black
    residents. About 2,000 blacks attended the meeting on April 22,
    located at the Catholic Institute. The new regiment was formed May 2.

    Considering there were
    about 10,000 free blacks of both genders and all ages living in the
    Louisiana in 1861, the large number of black enlistees speaks to
    the loyalty of blacks to the Confederacy. It can be estimated that
    as many as half of all free black males between the ages of 15 and
    50 enlisted.

    The governor appointed
    three white officers to oversee the regiment. They were accompanied
    by three black officers appointed from the regiment. These became
    the first black military officers in American history.

    2. The first
    legally recognized slave owner in American history was black.

    Anthony Johnson came to
    the American colonies in August, 1619 as an indentured servant. In
    1623 Johnson had completed his indenture and was recognized as a
    free negro. In 1651 he acquired 250 acres of land in Virginia,
    later adding another 250 acres; a sizable holding at the time.

    John Casor, a black
    indentured servant employed by Johnson, became what historians have
    long considered to be America’s first slave. His enslavement
    resulted from a legal dispute between Johnson and Robert Parker.
    Parker was a white colonist who employed Casor while Casor was
    still indentured to Johnson. Johnson sued Parker in Northampton
    Court in 1654. The court upheld Johnson’s right to hold Casor as
    a slave on March 8, 1655. The court found:

    The court
    seriously consideringe and maturely weighing the premisses, doe
    fynde that the saide Mr. Robert Parker most unjustly keepeth the
    said Negro from Anthony Johnson his master … It is therefore the
    Judgement of the Court and ordered That the said John Casor Negro
    forthwith returne unto the service of the said master Anthony
    Johnson, And that Mr. Robert Parker make payment of all charges in
    the suit.

    Five years later, in 1670,
    the colonial assembly passed legislation permitting blacks and
    Indians the right to own slaves of their own race, but prohibiting
    them from owning White slaves.

    (In July, 2012, supporters
    of Barack Obama considered it politically advantageous to advance
    the notion that John Punch was the first slave of African descent
    in the American colonies. Obama is suspected of being a descendant
    of Punch through Obama’s maternal lineage.)

    3. Free blacks
    commonly owned black slaves in the antebellum South.

    Henry Louis Gates of the
    White House “Beer Summit” fame said, “This is the dirtiest
    secret in African American history. A surprisingly high percentage
    of free Negros in the South owned slaves themselves.” [Source]

    There were thousands of
    black slave owners in the South.

    In 1830 there
    were 3,775 such slaveholders in the South who owned 12,740 black
    slaves, with 80% of them located in Louisiana, South Carolina,
    Virginia, and Maryland. There were economic differences between
    free blacks of the Upper South and Deep South, with the latter
    fewer in number, but wealthier and typically of mixed race. Half of
    the black slaveholders lived in cities rather than the countryside,
    with most in New Orleans and Charleston.

    To write extensively about
    blacks who owned slaves in the antebellum South would require a
    library of full volumes. Black
    slave owners: free Black slave masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860
    by Larry Koger is one such volume.

    Koger tells of Richard
    Holloway, Sr., a black carpenter who purchased his African cousins
    as slave labor. Cato was the name of one of his slaves. Cato
    remained in Holloway’s possession throughout the 1830s and ’40s,
    according to Koger, until he was sold to his son, Richard Holloway,
    Jr., in 1845. Cato died in 1851 and the younger Holloway replaced
    him with the purchase of a 16 -year-old black male.

    Koger says there were ten
    black slave owners in Charleston City, SC in 1830.

    4. In 1860 the
    largest slave owner in South Carolina was William Ellison, a black
    plantation owner.

    Ellison was one of many
    free blacks who, themselves, owned black slave labor.

    In 1830 there were about
    319,599 free blacks living in the United States. That same year
    there were 12,740 slaves owned by blacks

    Black Property Owners
    in the South, 1790-1915,
    by Loren Schweninger is another excellent source for accurate
    history detailing the life in the antebellum South.

    5. Without black
    African slave owners there would have been no slavery in America.

    Henry Louis Gates enraged
    his base in 2010 by strongly opposing reparations to blacks.
    According to Gates the slave trade was almost wholly the result of
    black slave owners selling their human wares to Europeans.

    He wrote:

    While we are all
    familiar with the role played by the United States and the European
    colonial powers like Britain, France, Holland, Portugal and Spain,
    there is very little discussion of the role Africans themselves
    played. And that role, it turns out, was a considerable one,
    especially for the slave-trading kingdoms of western and central
    Africa. These included the Akan of the kingdom of Asante in what is
    now Ghana, the Fon of Dahomey (now Benin), the Mbundu of Ndongo in
    modern Angola and the Kongo of today’s Congo, among several

    The historians
    John Thornton and Linda Heywood of Boston University estimate that
    90 percent of those shipped to the New World were enslaved by Africans
    and then sold to European traders. The sad truth is that without
    complex business partnerships between African elites and European
    traders and commercial agents, the slave trade to the New World
    would have been impossible, at least on the scale it
    occurred.[Emphasis added]

    The notion of White
    European raiding parties descending on unsuspecting African
    villages is a gross distortion of reality. Not only does the
    historical record argue against White raiding parties, but such
    parties would have been costly and inefficient compared to
    purchasing Africans already held in slavery. White slave traders
    would not endure the risk related to such incursions. Furthermore,
    Africans already held as slaves would be less willing to resist,
    particularly among those whose African owners were brutal and
    abusive enemies.

    Gates noted on another
    occasion that the importance of David Livingstone’s disappearance
    into black Africa was significant because White people never
    ventured beyond the coasts. The prospect of disease and other
    unanticipated dangers compelled them not to embark on slave-hunting

    According to the report of
    Joseph Cinque’s testimony in court, New York Journal of Commerce
    (10th January, 1840), the leader of the famed Amistad slave ship
    rebellion was originally taken captive by Africans, not Europeans.

    It is widely rumored that
    Cinque, himself, became a slave trader after his return to Africa.

    6. Blacks,
    including slaves, were allowed to own property in the antebellum

    The ‘rent-a-slave’
    concept may grate against our contemporary moral sensitivities, but
    owners of black slaves often found it economically reasonable to
    earn extra income by renting idle slaves. We also may find it
    surreal to learn that slaves often rented themselves. This allowed
    them to live autonomous lives to varying degrees, depending on the
    rental agreement arranged with their owners.

    Mary Ann Wyatt is a
    quintessential example of a self-rented slave. She was a Virginian
    slave who rented herself (and her five children) for $45 per year
    for ten years. During this time Wyatt established an oyster retail
    business. Each week she would travel sixteen miles to the
    Rappahannock River and buy two baskets of oysters which she sold on
    the town square to local residents in King and Queen County. Wyatt
    earned enough profit to purchase properties including a rental

    Southern states enacted
    laws to regulate the activities of self-rented or otherwise
    autonomous slaves. This was due to concern that autonomous slaves
    would outbid freemen, including whites, for freelance work, such as
    construction. There was also concern that autonomous slaves would
    resell untraceable stolen property. This prompted free Southerners
    to press for limitations on what autonomous slaves were allowed to
    sell. Many whites favored the concept of autonomous slaves,
    believing it encouraged personal responsibility among blacks.

    Kenn Daily is the
    publisher of Now 62 years old, Kenn formed his
    conservative views at the age of 14 and was an early member of
    Young Americans for Freedom. He is a vociferous anti-racist but
    sets himself apart from most conservatives by refusing to be
    bullied into silence regarding racial issue. Violent black crime is
    a signature issue of his website.

    • ted finkbohner

      Remember ‘Roots” is now in the fiction section. Alex Hailey admitted as much. Lincoln ran in 1864 with slave owning, slavery supporting Andrew Johnson. Lincoln didn’t become the great liberator until his son Robert Todd Lincoln worked for the Pullman Company and had to smooth over some politically incorrect remarks George M Pullman about his black employees. Robert became President of the company “In order to carry on the great work that his father had started in his deep love for the negroes, son like father”.

    • KDC

      Though lengthy, this was interesting. Thanks

  • Thomas Goss

    SCREW THE NAACP AND ALL THOSE WHO ARE IN SUPPORT OF IT. Maybe somebody should remove This asshole Rose by sandblasting him. I am sick of this bullshit, enough is enough.

  • Mort Leith

    The NAACP keeps saying what THEY want,, here’s what *I* want:

    I want every black man to go to work every day, and STOP slinging dope on every corner,,,
    and I want every black girl to STOP having 7+ chilRENs with no intention of using their own money to pay to raise them.
    There,,, you comply FIRST !

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  • bobnstuff

    What a fool! I believe that the South should stop celebrating being losers but this is getting way out of hand. These people are part of our history and a reminder of what happened. We need to remember our past, the good and the bad. Taking the flag down from the capital and to stop using it as the state emblem is one thing. But this is just plan stupid.

  • jdbixii

    What is the goal or purpose or objective which is hoped to be achieved by changing the historical symbols and monuments to people who made that history? It makes no more sense than bulldozing black cemeteries where slaves are buried, in the belief that doing so will erase it from the face of the earth. “Lest we forget” is the adage which reminds us of the sacrifice of veterans of war. The sacrifice was obviously greater for the Confederate States of America, which lost the Civil War, while attempting to maintain an economy-based, social order. Altering the facts of the truth of history for the purpose of concealing realities, the knowledge of which is believed to be the cause of prejudice, makes no sense at all. The idea that the child who asks “where did I come from?” does not deserve a truthful answer in order to protect him or her from the truth of biology, is absurd.
    This kind of ridiculous thinking results from the present-day lack of disciplined consistency with respect to propriety, the definition of what is correct and proper. In the recognition that all is not correct and proper, reason and purpose must be the first considerations, since, without reason and purpose, the uselessness of lifestyles is the tacitly or overtly accepted alternative.
    All of this results as a reaction to the crime committed in Charleston. Every time there has been a crime of mass murder, it has elicited an outcry calling for the elimination of the means possible to commit it. The means is thought to be the cause. In the midst of grief, having the wisdom to realize that the upbringing, education and personal experience of one person were the cause for the commission of a horrible crime, is necessary. The fact of the logic is that, eliminating the entire history of the South, without us all returning to our respective countries of origin, will not eliminate the prejudices which are intrinsic because of our diversity.

    • Robert Early

      This is the same (or worse) as Nazi Book Burning. If they really want to start a race war, then I am locked and loaded. Bring it on you assholes. The dream of Dr. King is dead. We will destroy all of your icons; and then, we will destroy you.

  • VirgoVince

    Just do the work you’re supposed to do, advance your ugly ni66ers so they learn to read, write and speak English! Black people would get along just fine if it weren’t for you ugly ni66er race-baiters! Black people don’t need you!
    Don’t forget who pays your salaries!! TRY to earn some of it!

    • bobnstuff

      Maybe you should learn how to read and speak English, then you would see that Mr. Rose works for the NAACP is doing his job. This is who the article is about.

      • VirgoVince

        YOU missed the point of my comment!
        HOW does this article or Rose have anything to do with ‘advancement’ of ni66ers?? It’s ‘about’ his bullshit ideas!!
        I thought we were on the same side!

        • bobnstuff

          I’m sorry but the days of Uncle Tom is over. In reading what you have written I would say that education is not a big thing in your world. I have stated that I feel that Mr. Rose doesn’t understand the difference between history and racism. You choose language of hate. I just question his understanding.

          • VirgoVince

            You’re entitled to your opinion, no matter how wrong you ARE and have been!!

  • paul gionet

    maybe they could be replaced by the likes of the obama’s, sharton and and a black panther of your choice. they are all upstanding citizens that tout nothing but love and racial equality for all.

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