Members of The Real Silent Sam Coalition placed a black garment on the barrel of the statue’s gun Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. The skirt symbolized the skirt that industrialist Julian Carr said at the statue’s 1913 dedication hung in shreds after he “horsewhipped a Negro wench” for insulting a Southern lady on the street.  Between 30 and 40 members of the coalition marched from McCorkle Place to Memorial Hall where they briefly disrupted the University Day proceedings to decry the memorial to Confederate soldiers of the university and racism they say persists on campus.
Members of The Real Silent Sam Coalition placed a black garment on the barrel of the statue’s gun Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. The skirt symbolized the skirt that industrialist Julian Carr said at the statue’s 1913 dedication hung in shreds after he “horsewhipped a Negro wench” for insulting a Southern lady on the street. Between 30 and 40 members of the coalition marched from McCorkle Place to Memorial Hall where they briefly disrupted the University Day proceedings to decry the memorial to Confederate soldiers of the university and racism they say persists on campus. Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com
Members of The Real Silent Sam Coalition placed a black garment on the barrel of the statue’s gun Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. The skirt symbolized the skirt that industrialist Julian Carr said at the statue’s 1913 dedication hung in shreds after he “horsewhipped a Negro wench” for insulting a Southern lady on the street. Between 30 and 40 members of the coalition marched from McCorkle Place to Memorial Hall where they briefly disrupted the University Day proceedings to decry the memorial to Confederate soldiers of the university and racism they say persists on campus. Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com