More Videos

Emotions run high at 'Silent Sam' protest at UNC 1:44

Emotions run high at 'Silent Sam' protest at UNC

Police move arrested Silent Sam protester through angry crowd 0:50

Police move arrested Silent Sam protester through angry crowd

UNC police prepare for Silent Sam protest ... and wait 0:38

UNC police prepare for Silent Sam protest ... and wait

N.C. Highway Patrol Troopers bused in for Silent Sam protest 1:14

N.C. Highway Patrol Troopers bused in for Silent Sam protest

UNC’s Silent Sam has long been a flash point 1:38

UNC’s Silent Sam has long been a flash point

Butterfly extravaganza delights patients at NC Children's Hospital 1:08

Butterfly extravaganza delights patients at NC Children's Hospital

Candlelight prayer at Trinity Court 1:09

Candlelight prayer at Trinity Court

'Thankful this process is finally over,' UNC football player speaks out after charges dismissed 1:35

'Thankful this process is finally over,' UNC football player speaks out after charges dismissed

Supporters rally in support of UNC Center for Civil Rights 0:57

Supporters rally in support of UNC Center for Civil Rights

Orange County commissioner Earl McKee on the Durham-Orange Light-Rail Project 0:59

Orange County commissioner Earl McKee on the Durham-Orange Light-Rail Project

  • UNC’s Silent Sam has long been a flash point

    The Confederate statue on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus was a point of friction and protest long before the Charlottesville rally in support of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned tragically violent and left three people dead, thrusting the issue into the national spotlight.

The Confederate statue on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus was a point of friction and protest long before the Charlottesville rally in support of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned tragically violent and left three people dead, thrusting the issue into the national spotlight. Lynn Bonner video, N&O file photos Video produced by John Hansen
The Confederate statue on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus was a point of friction and protest long before the Charlottesville rally in support of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned tragically violent and left three people dead, thrusting the issue into the national spotlight. Lynn Bonner video, N&O file photos Video produced by John Hansen

A look at the long and controversial life of ‘Silent Sam’

August 23, 2017 8:48 AM