This week brought a new controversy concerning the treatment of Black people at UNC. On the same campus that has seen big disputes about the Silent Sam monument and the process of hiring Black journalist Nikole Hannah Jones, the latest controversy involves photographs of those things.
UNC leaders abruptly canceled an exhibition by Durham photographer Cornell Watson that documented Black life and Black activism in Chapel Hill. They said some of the images detracted from the message of “reverence” for the Black community that they hoped the exhibition would convey.
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