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Proposed William Richardson Davie statue faces criticism

William Richardson Davie is proving as controversial in death as he was in life. The “founding father” of UNC, who left North Carolina in the early 1800s after losing a Congressional election, could have a statue built in his honor on the University’s campus — but his history as a slave-owner is giving pause to critics.

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