UNC-Chapel Hill administrators initially declined to schedule the course on the history of big-time college sports this year, prompting outcry from faculty and free speech groups. The course, taught by a frequent critic of administration, will now be offered in the spring.
The Silent Sam statue on the UNC-Chapel Hill, originally erected in 1913, has attracted a wave of attention from activists following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce leaders issue news release calling on UNC and the North Carolina Historical Commission to move Silent Sam to another location, while apologizing for the business community’s role in historical racism.
Staff and volunteers from the Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina are in Texas and experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are available to help with recovery efforts for the ‘unprecedented’ Hurricane Harvey.
A letter titled “Statement on Silent Sam” signed by five organizations including Black Congress, UNControllables, UNC NAACP, Campus Y and UNC QTPOC released late Thursday demanded the immediate removal of the Silent Sam Confederate memorial monument on the UNC Chapel Hill campus.