It's not exactly 'National Treasure: Book of Secrets,' but South Dakota's famous Mount Rushmore does have a bit more going on than meets the eye. Behind the iconic faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt lies the story of sculptor Gutzon Borglum.
Sculptor Gutzon Borglum was deeply involved with the Ku Klux Klan while designing the Confederate memorial at Stone Mountain outside Atlanta. This affiliation has raised questions and controversy surrounding his legacy.
The bronze-cast statue sits just steps away from the front of the Historic Essex County Courthouse in downtown Newark — a gleaming testament to Borglum's artistic talent and craftsmanship.