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Monday September 20th

Silent Sam Monument

Kimani Smith, a sophomore psychology major, states her opinion on the removal of Silent Sam at a town hall organized by MADO and Black Congress on Monday Oct. 29, 2018.

UNC Black Congress hosts town hall to discuss future of Silent Sam

The UNC Black Congress collaborated with another student organization, MADO, to organize a town hall that allowed students to discuss Silent Sam and its future. A series of anonymous poll questions were asked to the attendees which revealed that many are against the resurrection of the statue, as well as unsatisfied with how the University has handled the situation.

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Maya Little reads her court statement across the street from where Silent Sam stood on Monday Oct. 15, after her court proceedings earlier in the day.

Silent Sam activists rally around Maya Little after verdict in Orange County court

Earlier in the day at the Orange County Courthouse, Little was found guilty of defacing a public statue or monument. She will not have to pay court costs or restitution. She had been charged with the misdemeanor after she poured red paint and her own blood on Silent Sam on April 30. Activists then gathered at the Peace and Justice Plaza at 7 p.m. for a "teach-in" on racism and social justice. 

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