KKK Sign May Become a 'Permanent Fixture' in Small Georgia Town
A large sign posted in a small town in Georgia claims a building is a historic monument for the Klu Klux Klan (KKK), but historians disagree, and the city says the sign was only posted as a political move.
On February 16, a 6-foot by 2-and-a-half-foot sign depicting a Klansmen with an outstretched hand and the words "Historic Ku Klux Klan Meeting Hall" was posted high on a prominent building in the middle of Dahlonega, Georgia, along with several Confederate and KKK flags.
At first, officials thought the sign may have been placed there by one of the tenants of the building, but they soon discovered that the owner of the building, Roberta Green-Garrett, had posted them.
The sign was quickly taken down, because it violated the city's sign code by not having a permit, and the flags were later removed by an unknown citizen. However, as Mayor Gary McCullough said Friday, if the owner of the building obtained a permit, there would be nothing he could do to stop the sign from being posted.
"If it meets the requirements, we can't regulate what it says," McCullough told the Dahlonega Nugget. "The US Supreme Court says so."