Three human faces (and their dutiful horses) currently adorn the rocky edge of Georgia’s Stone Mountain: Robert E. Lee, Thomas J. Jackson, and Jefferson Davis. The trio, considered Confederate ‘heroes’ during the Civil War, deserve their place in history. But who’s to say it’s not time for a change? What of the 150-plus years since the attempted split?
A native of the area, Mack Williams, quickly turned himself into an internet legend with a brilliant petition that already boasts more than 4000 signatures. He hopes to see Outkast artists Big Boi and Andre 3000—in a Cadillac, of course—carved into the mountain.
“By no means do we wish to erase or destroy the current carving, which, regardless of its context, is an impressive and historic work of art. We simply wish to add new carvings, of Atlanta hip-hop duo Outkast, to the mountainside. There’s plenty of room,” wrote Williams on the initiative’s website. “I believe that Daddy Fat Sacks and Three Stacks should be carved riding in a Cadillac (as is their wont). This will help the new carving blend nicely with the Confederates who are on horseback.”
Yesterday, Big Boi expressed his support and retweeted the idea. His public endorsement, in addition to the online wave the story has enjoyed, should only supply more signatures. Add your own name to the petition below.