On Aug. 30, crews removed a Jefferson Davis statue from the University of Texas at Austin. On Sept. 2, Chancellor Carol Folt announced the University will create a task force to examine UNC history, starting with Carolina Hall and McCorkle Place.
Winston Crisp, vice chancellor for student affairs and one of the co-chairs of the committee, said the committee will follow deadlines set by the Board of Trustees. Folt convened the committee in response to recent Board of Trustees resolutions that called for a new engagement with campus history, Crisp said.
Hundreds of pro-Confederate flag and gun supporters rally at Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Stone Mountain, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
The South Carolina Highway Patrol Honor Guard removes the Confederate Battle Flag from the State House grounds during a ceremony on Friday, July 10, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. (Tim Dominick/The State/TNS)
“By Oct. 1, we have to report back on some of the direct activity related to the actual renaming of Saunders Hall, a plaque that they commissioned that needs to go there to commemorate, as well as a plan for thinking about how to relate to the history around McCorkle Place,” Crisp said.
“And then by April 1, we have to report back to the Board of Trustees on the greater plan around the concept of the widespread education and curation of the campus, which includes those ideas of orientation and how we sort of educate people around campus.”