Board considers adding signs, multimedia to Silent Sam

By Elinor Solnick

An artist’s rendering shows a proposed sign describing the historical context of Silent Sam. (UNC-Chapel Hill, Riggs Ward Design)

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees is considering making Silent Sam not so silent. The board’s University Affairs Committee met Wednesday and heard from a Task Force on UNC History.

It proposed adding signs and multimedia to the Confederate soldier statue to help provide historical context.

Elinor Solnick reports.

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