Let Freedom Ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia

Stone Mountain, outside Atlanta, GA, is a very important place in the history of civil rights. It is the site of the Confederate version of Mount Rushmore; there are giant carvings on the side of the granite mountain representing Confederate leaders such as General Robert E. Lee. 

In 1915, a group of men burned a cross on top of this mountain, restarting the infamous hate group the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). By invoking Stone Mountain, King cast a vision for a future in which freedom would ring even from the high places that represented hate and oppression.