SILENT SAM MONUMENT


8/22/2018 12:32am

Maya Little speaks at the Peace and Justice Plaza on Monday August 21st against confederate monument Silent Sam. Maya had been previously arrested for her demonstrations against Silent Sam.

Maya Little denies organizing Silent Sam protest

At the protest against Silent Sam on Monday, August 20, Maya Little gave remarks before the group marched on McCorkle Place, and hours later, removed the statue from its pedestal. She spoke about her experience with police at previous protests, as well as her continued dissent of the Confederate monument on campus. The next day, she spoke with The Daily Tar Heel about her relationship with protesters, her criminal and honor court charges and her next steps. 


8/22/2018 12:03am

Silent Sam's Wake

Today’s Tar Heels need to consciously build understanding with one another for a civilized community to survive this event, as it cuts to the core of a racial and historical identity divide. 


8/21/2018 12:33am

Tarik Woods

Column: Sam is down and I am hopeful

Every day hundreds of our fellow Tar Heels of color walked past a statue dedicated to those who declared war against the United States in defense of slavery. The debate on whether to remove this blemish from our campus is now more heated than it has been in many years. The University spent nearly $400,000 protecting it last year alone due to strong opposition to its continued presence at UNC. 


8/20/2018 10:53pm

Column: Dispelling Silent Sam Myths

Silent Sam has been commanding the attention of students, faculty and lawmakers as one of the hot-button issues still to be resolved. Here's a quick breakdown of the controversy so far. 


8/20/2018 10:23pm

Silent Sam was toppled by demonstrators on Aug. 20. 

Silent Sam toppled in protest the night before classes begin

After decades of racial tension, the Silent Sam monument was forcibly pulled down Monday night by demonstrators. At around 9:30 p.m., a group of an estimated 250 students, faculty and community members convened on the statue and began to pull it down using ropes. The statue toppled and students began to cover the head in dirt and mulch. 


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."