Confederate Monuments

Members of HPTA have been supporting the effort to remove Confederate monuments in North Carolina.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is host to a Confederate Soldier’s Memorial, also known as “Silent Sam”. Student groups kicked off a protest in mid-August, 2017, asking the University to remove the statue on the basis that it glorifies white supremacy.

 

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Confederate Solider Memorial — a.k.a. “Boy Soldier” –a.k.a. “Silent Sam” — was placed on the campus of UNC – Chapel Hill in 1913. It was presented as a gift of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, but was also financially supported by UNC alumni, and local businessman Julian Carr.

 

The controversy surrounding Confederate monuments throughout the U.S. is not new, but resurfaced in the wake of the incident in Charlottesville, VA, where Neo-Confederate, KKK, Neo-Nazi and other groups clashed with anti-racism and anti-hate protesters.  Formal requests to remove Silent Sam at UNC have been documented dating back to 1965.

for more on this issue, read blog post :

Confronting the United Daughters of the Confederacy

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Dedication Ceremony for the Confederate Soldier Memorial on the campus of UNC, 1913.