CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error, a previous version of this story inaccurately stated Sam Espada's class year. Espada is a freshman at UNC. The story has been updated to reflect this change. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
“All black because we’re black and blue in both senses of the word,” senior Omololu Babatunde said. “We’re students of color, students of marginalized spaces, but we’re also Tar Heels, and we wear our Tar Heel pride very proudly. But black and blue also entails a type of bruising, and you feel attacked sometimes in this space.”
The Real Silent Sam Coalition began their CanYouSeeUsNow march at the Old Well Saturday morning among visitors taking pictures with the University landmark to commemorate the occasion. The group of approximately 25 students carried banners and alternated chanting with silence as they marched through Homecoming Day festivities, ending at Gate Five of Kenan Stadium where they were met by security guards and watchful police officers.