Stone Mountain: A Monument to Terror

Stone Mountain, Georgia, is home to a 90-foot granite face carving of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Although there were no Civil War battles near Stone Mountain and none of the men appearing in the carvings were from Georgia. In recent years, with the increased awareness of police brutality against black Americans, the monument has come under immense pressure to be destroyed.

Slaves and Saints: The Church of Latter-day Saints from 1830-1890

The lives of Elijah Abel, Green Flake, and Jane Elizabeth Manning James highlight a misconception that no prominent black members of the Church of Latter-day Saints ever existed. It also shows us how deeply entrenched the racist ideas of the Church are and why they are so difficult to change.

Civil Rights and the Effective Use of Rhetoric: “The Ballot or the Bullet” vs. “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his infamous “Letter from Birmingham Jail” from a jail cell on April 16, 1963, after being arrested