SILENT SAM MONUMENT


5/1/2018 7:31pm

Silent Sam, a Confederate monument on campus, was defaced with red paint on Monday afternoon.

We talked to Maya Little about protesting Silent Sam and her arrest Monday

"It affects me, and it affects a lot of people I know, and it affects my community. It affects Black students, Black faculty members and Black community members on this campus. It continues to affect them (in) the many ways in which Black people on this campus are abused, the way that Black athletes are exploited for the Tar Heel brand, the way in which our faces are plastered all over the Carolina for All Campaign when the University doesn’t want to remove a statue that is against our very existence as Black people on this campus."


11/15/2017 10:57pm

Silent Sam is located on McCorkle Place in Chapel Hill. 

Students express Silent Sam concerns at Board of Trustee's public talk

Nearly 30 community members directly addressed the University’s Board of Trustees concerning the presence of the Silent Sam statue on campus. Chairperson Haywood Cochrane opened the event for public speakers, disclosing that the Board intended to listen to speakers’ statements, but not offer responses. 


10/12/2017 9:22pm

Students silently protest for Silent Sam's removal during the 2017 University Day Speech in Memorial Hall.

Silent protest over confederate monument speaks volumes

Half an hour into the annual University Day performance, students rose from their seats and exited Memorial Hall silently. The students conducted this silent walk-out to protest the University Administration's lack of action to remove the Silent Sam statue. 


10/4/2017 10:54pm

Tim Osborn, physics graduate student, was one of many community members to spend the night of Aug 24 at the monument.

Demonstrator safety threatened

A UNC football fan yelled “I will kill him. He will be done.” Three men threatened to bring their guns to campus. Two students found a tiki torch attached to a note with magazine letters cut out to say “see you soon” at the Old Well.  These are the threats Silent Sam protesters have faced.