Ronnie Pennell checks the level of a monument placed in the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery on Feb. 4 to mark the final resting place of 361 slaves and people of color buried in the cemetery. The marker was removed this week and will be stored, Mayor Pam Hemminger said, until a community discussion is held to decide what the marker should say.
Ronnie Pennell checks the level of a monument placed in the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery on Feb. 4 to mark the final resting place of 361 slaves and people of color buried in the cemetery. The marker was removed this week and will be stored, Mayor Pam Hemminger said, until a community discussion is held to decide what the marker should say. Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com
Ronnie Pennell checks the level of a monument placed in the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery on Feb. 4 to mark the final resting place of 361 slaves and people of color buried in the cemetery. The marker was removed this week and will be stored, Mayor Pam Hemminger said, until a community discussion is held to decide what the marker should say. Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com

Chapel Hill removes cemetery monument to slaves and free people of color

February 29, 2016 6:45 PM