Historical Commission delays decision on Confederate monuments

By David Doochin

Members of the N.C. Historical Commission postponed a decision on whether to relocate three Confederate monuments from the State Capitol grounds. (David Doochin/Carolina Connection)

Debate continues over the future of Confederate monuments in North Carolina. An unclearly worded 2015 North Carolina law suggests that the authority to relocate statues— like Silent Sam from UNC’s campus—lies with the North Carolina Historical Commission.

But at a meeting yesterday, the commission members were unsure of their authority. They decided to postpone a decision on the whether or not three statues at the state capitol in Raleigh will be moved.

David Doochin reports.

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