Task force addresses UNC history

by Liz Schlemmer

Silent Sam Photo
UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Robert Porter shares stories about the African-Americans of the school’s past. Porter is standing in front of Silent Sam, a statue honoring those who served in the Civil War for the Confederacy. (Photo by Liz Schlemmer)

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Confederate monument, Silent Sam, was not only silent, but also blind Wednesday morning.  Someone blindfolded the statue with a Confederate flag. This is the third time Silent Sam has been the target of vandalism since July, heating up discussion about how the University recognizes its past.

Last week, Chancellor Carol Folt announced the creation of a task force on UNC’s history to address the topic. 


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