Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial
Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Carving, Stone Mountain, Georgia, 2006
Gutzon Borglum, who would go on to create Mount Rushmore, was an active member of the Ku Klux Klan when he began his carving on Stone Mountain in 1923. Borglum’s work was destroyed after he got into a dispute with the Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Association, and a new carving was begun by Augustus Lukeman. The monument, which depicts Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis, wasn’t completed until 1972.