Silent Sam

  • Lawsuit seeks to overturn Silent Sam settlement at UNC

    A settlement announced abruptly by the University of North Carolina System and its board of governors last month gives the North Carolina division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans all rights to the statue, bans the monument from any of the 14 counties with a UNC institution and creates a $2.5 million independent charitable trust for its preservation. 

  • Historians Should End Silence on Silent Sam

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    It’s precisely because the statue embodies white supremacy that it should remain on the campus, in a history center that tells its full and hateful story. And my fellow historians should be the first people to say that.

  • Silent Sam Was Toppled. Yet He Still Looms Over Campus.

    Days after the toppled bronze monument was put on a dump truck and driven into the rainy darkness to an undisclosed location, the hold it has over campus remains as powerful, if not stronger, than ever.