• 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. 

  • UNC Will Give Silent Sam to a Confederate Group — Along With a $2.5-Million Trust

    by Brock Read

    Student and faculty activists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finally received on Wednesday an assurance they’d long sought — an email from Kevin Guskiewicz, the interim chancellor, telling them that the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam “will never return to our campus.” Yet few of those activists were satisfied.