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The leaders of the task force on UNC-Chapel Hill history said Thursday they will decide on the task force's full membership soon after fall break ends.
For 24 hours, the voices of slaves rang out from the base of Silent Sam.
Free speech on campus can strike the wrong chord with some audiences, but it is protected nonetheless.
That’s the point student activist Kescia Hall is trying to stress about the Silent Sam monument on McCorkle Place.
By Acy Jackson Assistant University Editor Followed by the music of Nina Simone, student activists called for the end of white supremacy on UNC’s campus. Students gathered on the steps of the currently named Carolina Hall to hold an opening ceremony for Hurston Hall, the name that activists have been pushing for since last year. Over the summer, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the building from Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall along with a 16 year moratorium on renaming historic buildings, despite activists efforts calling for the building to be named after Zora Neale Hurston. "'Carolina Hall' is a sugar-coating of Saunders Hall updated for the aesthetics of 21st-century white supremacy: color blindness and multicultural diversity," said the statement released by the Real Silent Sam Coalition after the decision to rename the building. "This isn’t justice, it’s pageantry. We named this building after Zora Neale Hurston precisely because racist and sexist admissions policies excluded her and other Black women from UNC.” Friday’s event began with senior June Beshea reading out the released statement. “We will not honor William Saunders, an architect of white supremacy.
The controversial statue that looks out over Franklin Street has been watched by security cameras for more than two months.
For the third time in as many months, the Silent Sam statue on McCorkle Place looked a little different.
For the third time in as many months, the Silent Sam statue on McCorkle Place looks a little different.
The murder of nine African-American churchgoers in Charleston, S.C. opened a national debate about the place of Confederate monuments in American historical and physical landscapes.
Police were responding to a complaint when they removed Hurston Hall signs from the controversially named Carolina Hall on the last day of spring semester.
I would like to write in response to both letters published on Monday regarding Silent Sam, which I find to be factually inaccurate and short-sighted.
The spray-painting of Silent Sam for the second time in three months is not the beginning of a discussion; it is the outcome of one.
The Silent Sam memorial statue on UNC's McCorkle Place was spray-painted with the phrase "Who is Sandra Bland?" sometime in between late Monday night and the start of classes Tuesday morning.
W. Fitzhugh Brundage is a UNC history professor who focuses primarily on American history since the Civil War.
Geography professor Altha Cravey said she was shocked to see police outside her office in Carolina Hall this morning.
Many Confederate monuments across the South have been vandalized in the past weeks, sparking a national conversation about what it means to honor the past.
Police are searching for someone who painted "black lives matter," "KKK" and "murderer" on a University monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers.
Silent Sam, the controversial memorial to 321 alumni of UNC who died fighting for the Confederacy in the Civil War, has been painted with the words "black lives matter," "KKK" and "murderer."
After 16 years of organizing to change the name of Saunders Hall, there will be no name changes for another 16 years.