Confederate heritage supporters rallied in McCorkle Place to defend the statue of Silent Sam in 2015. At the time, the North Orange County NAACP wanted to get rid of the confederate flag in schools.
CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error, the original version of this caption misrepresented Alexandria Johnston. Johnston is the School of Education's first recipient of the award. The caption has been updated to reflect these changes.Alexandria Johnston, of Virginia Beach, VA, is the first School of Education's recipient of the Dean Smith Academic Scholarship. She is pursuing a masters degree in school counseling from the UNC School of Education.