Maria Boynton Reports: Groups Say Georgia Governor Refuses To Meet About Confederate Symbols

Attorney Gerald Griggs, the SCLC's Dr. Charles Steele, and Atlanta NAACP's Richard Rose address the media during a news conference Friday. They are calling on Governor Nathan Deal to "remove the Confederacy from Stone Mountain and all public lands now."  (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Attorney Gerald Griggs, the SCLC’s Dr. Charles Steele, and Atlanta NAACP’s Richard Rose address the media during a news conference Friday. They are calling on Governor Nathan Deal to “remove the Confederacy from Stone Mountain and all public lands now.” (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)


Two weeks. That’s how long Atlanta NAACP president Richard Rose says he has tried to get a meeting with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Rose, along with SCLC president Dr. Charles Steele and Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs are calling for the removal of all symbols of the Confederacy from public property in Georgia. A request to meet with Deal, they say, was declined. The groups say they are calling for “the removal of all symbols of hate maintained on public lands”. Their outcry is heightened now by the placement of Confederate flags at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, which followed the deadly shootings at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, SC., and a number of church burnings. While the Governor’s Office, according to a broadcast report, acknowledges that the group properly filed a meeting request, it claims that Deal is out of town and is not able to meet with the groups.

-Maria Boynton, CBS Local

Civil Rights Leaders Talk About Efforts To Meet With Georgia's Governor About Confederate Symbols.

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