‘Silent Sam is down’: Crowd topples Confederate statue at UNCBreaking News
tags: University of North Carolina, Confederate Monuments, Silent Sam
A crowd toppled a Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina on Monday night, with cheers and smoke bombs filling the air.
The monument had long been a target of students and others, a symbol of a once-honored past that many wanted to demolish. This spring, a graduate student splashed a mixture of ink and her own blood on the statue. On the night before classes began this year, a crowd gathered to demonstrate at the statue and, using ropes, pulled it down.
"This generation of Southerners, of students, is saying something different," Karen Cox (@sassyprof) tells the @washingtonpost. "They're saying, 'This does not represent us.'" More on what they're protesting in DIXIE'S DAUGHTERS: https://t.co/Yn3K34Heor https://t.co/8CLhPrUr74— University Press of Florida (@floridapress) August 21, 2018
Looking at the pics from last night's rally around Silent Sam it is clear to me that this is not a black v. white or even North v. South issue. What we are seeing is a generational divide. Students view these monuments as antithetical to their own values. #CivilWarMemory— Kevin M. Levin (@KevinLevin) August 21, 2018
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