2010 Census

Embattled rebel flag reassessed at Georgia's Stone Mountain

At Georgia's iconic Stone Mountain — where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and large Confederate flags still wave prominently — officials are considering what to do about those flags. The park, which now offers family-friendly fireworks and laser light shows, is readying its "Fantastic Fourth Celebration" Thursday through Sunday, and multiple Confederate flag varieties are still displayed at the mountain's base. The display includes the "battle flag" of the Confederacy, said Bill Stephens, chief executive officer of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association. That banner...