Monument to honor King sought at Georgia's Stone Mountain

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia say they're seeking to create a replica of the Liberty Bell atop Stone Mountain near Atlanta to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Bill Stephens, chief executive of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, tells The Associated Press the planned tribute to the civil rights activist would broaden the story told by the park, home to a "Confederate Memorial Carving" of Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported in Sunday's editions that an elevated tower with a replica of the bell would recall a line from King's 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech: "Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia."

Stephens told AP via email plans are just beginning with details to be worked out.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,