A recommendation to to build a $5.3 million history center to house the Silent Sam Confederate statue on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus quickly drew reaction — much of it critical — on social media Monday.
The UNC Board of Trustees approved a proposal Monday to house the controversial statue, which was torn down by protesters in August. The UNC system’s Board of Governors will consider the proposal Dec. 14.
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Some people on Twitter questioned the cost of a new building.
Some people wondered if finding a new home for Silent Sam is worth the effort.
And others wanted the statue put back up were it once was, with better security.