Demonstrators from left, Jaslina Paintal Anisha Padma, and Danielle Allyn hold signs as UNC Trustees as they hear from speakers on both sides of the issue of renaming and redefining UNC-Chapel Hill campus landmarks named for Civil War participants and white supremacist leaders Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Rizzo Conference Center at Meadowmont in Chapel Hill. Student activists have pushed for the Chapel Hill trustees to rename Saunders Hall, which honors Confederate colonel and KKK leader William Saunders. Likewise, the students want to place a plaque next to the Silent Sam statue that would "contextualize" the Civil War soldier, and require all incoming students to be taught the racial history of UNC.
Demonstrators from left, Jaslina Paintal Anisha Padma, and Danielle Allyn hold signs as UNC Trustees as they hear from speakers on both sides of the issue of renaming and redefining UNC-Chapel Hill campus landmarks named for Civil War participants and white supremacist leaders Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Rizzo Conference Center at Meadowmont in Chapel Hill. Student activists have pushed for the Chapel Hill trustees to rename Saunders Hall, which honors Confederate colonel and KKK leader William Saunders. Likewise, the students want to place a plaque next to the Silent Sam statue that would "contextualize" the Civil War soldier, and require all incoming students to be taught the racial history of UNC. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com
Demonstrators from left, Jaslina Paintal Anisha Padma, and Danielle Allyn hold signs as UNC Trustees as they hear from speakers on both sides of the issue of renaming and redefining UNC-Chapel Hill campus landmarks named for Civil War participants and white supremacist leaders Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Rizzo Conference Center at Meadowmont in Chapel Hill. Student activists have pushed for the Chapel Hill trustees to rename Saunders Hall, which honors Confederate colonel and KKK leader William Saunders. Likewise, the students want to place a plaque next to the Silent Sam statue that would "contextualize" the Civil War soldier, and require all incoming students to be taught the racial history of UNC. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com

UNC debates what to do with Saunders Hall, named for KKK leader

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