Activists pulled a Confederate statue off its pedestal. In excerpts from enslaved people’s narratives, journalist Mike Ogle reports how the Civil war pulled Chapel Hill’s white ruling class from its pedestal.
Silent Sam opponents who were arrested at Saturday’s demonstration at UNC-Chapel Hill released a statement Sunday criticizing the actions of police, who they say “broke the peace” near the base of the Confederate statue.
Residents asked the Chapel Hill Town Council, police Chief Chris Blue to review Police Department partnership after videos show Greensboro police captain use pepper spray, order officers to hit crowd with bikes.
Alt-right Big League Politics editor Patrick Howley charges UNC lecturer Dwayne Dixon with assaulting him during Aug. 20 Silent Sam Confederate statue protest. Howley is a former Breitbart news reporter.
Readers of The Herald-Sun comment on Greensboro police gassing reporters at Silent Sam Confederate statue protest, on renaming Carr building at Duke University and on President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination.
After nearly two weeks of sometimes heated debate and protest about the future of Silent Sam, Chancellor Carol Folt sent a message to the UNC community Friday asking for help in finding a new campus home for the Confederate statue.