Chapel Hill, UNC and other law enforcement agencies were accused of using “heavy-handed” tactics against Silent Sam protesters on the university’s campus. A town policing advisory board is reviewing what happened.
A plane flew a banner with a Confederate battle flag and a “Restore Silent Sam Now” message over Chapel Hill, NC, and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Protesters on UNC’s campus toppled the monument in August.
Orange County District Court Judge Beverly Scarlett finds Barry Brown guilty of simple assault for hitting UNC Chapel Hill Silent Sam protester. She frees him, no punishment, saying university caused problem.
The Orange County Board of Commissioners repealed a 1959 designation of US 15 as the Jefferson Davis National Highway. United Daughters of the Confederacy started a campaign in 1913 to honor the former slaveowner.
Carrboro’s current and former mayors meet for a Mayors Roundtable to talk about the history and future of the community, planning and development. They also talked about a new name -- or revamping an old one -- for the town.
Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue says he is greatly concerned by some of the tactics law enforcement has used during protests around the Confederate statue Silent Sam. Greensboro police used pepper fogger.
Letter writer Paul M. Stutts contends the original vision for the statue known as Silent Sam on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus was to honor all who fought during the Civil War, for the North as well as the South.
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.