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Monday, December 03, 2018

CHAPEL HILL
Silent Sam, the Confederate statue torn down four months ago, is slated to return to UNC-Chapel Hill, indoors at a new, $5 million university history center at the periphery of campus.

The proposal for the controversial monument was approved Monday by the UNC Board of Trustees, with two members, including the student body president, voting against it. The recommendation will next go to the UNC system's Board of Governors for consideration at its Dec. 14 meeting.

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt and several trustees expressed their preference for the statue to be relocated off campus, but said that would not comply with current state law governing the preservation of historic monuments.

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A $5.3 million shrine to a disgusting and defeated rebellion. My state tax dollars wasted once again.

#1 | Posted by qcp at 2018-12-03 01:49 PM | Reply

North Carolina is so racist, they have a state law governing the preservation of racist monuments.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-03 02:06 PM | Reply

Just because you libs want to re-write history to suit your goals.

#3 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-12-03 04:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Silent Sam is a bronze statue of a Confederate soldier by Canadian sculptor John A. Wilson, which stood from 1913 until 2018 on the historic upper quad of the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, NC, United States. Its location on McCorkle Place, described as the "front door" of the university,[1] has been described as "a position of honor".[2]
Establishing a Confederate monument at a Southern university became a goal of the North Carolina chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) in 1907. UNC approved the group's request in 1908 and, with funding from UNC alumni, the UDC and the university, Wilson designed the statue, using a young Boston man as his model. At the unveiling on June 2, 1913, local industrialist and UNC Trustee Julian Carr gave a speech espousing white supremacy,[3][4][5] while Governor Locke Craig,[6] UNC President Francis Venable[7][8] and members of the UDC[9] praised the sacrifices made by students who volunteered to fight for the Confederacy.[10][11]

#4 | Posted by bored at 2018-12-03 09:18 PM | Reply

Just because you libs want to re-write history to suit your goals.

#3 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-12-03 04:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

Pffft. You Confederate losers are the ones who want to rewrite history.

#5 | Posted by cbob at 2018-12-03 09:41 PM | Reply

Just because you libs want to re-write history to suit your goals.

#3 | Posted by Sniper

Awww, look.

The snowflake wants his participation trophy back.

You have to win to get a prize in the real world, pumpkin.

Try harder next time.

#6 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-12-03 10:40 PM | Reply

A monument to a man who died in battle. You monsters.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-12-03 11:23 PM | Reply

A participation trophy.

#7 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT

Fixed.

Look, if you snowflakes don't win you don't get a prize.

This is what happens when you get coddled. Where does your sense of entitlement come from?

#8 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-12-04 12:06 AM | Reply

Christ this article is horrifying. He was drafted. ----! And look at the arguments they use. Jesus. And a statue about men that where drafted and used up like ammunition in the Civil War. I can't believe it, and I'm still not done reading it....

#9 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-12-04 12:35 AM | Reply

---- Sammy. he can go inside, but why? is he some expensive piece of art or something? no. hardly.
anyway, john q gets a say in what she pays for.

#10 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-12-04 10:43 PM | Reply

brilliant hl.

#11 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-12-04 10:44 PM | Reply

"A monument to a man who died in battle."

Fighting AGAINST the Stars and Stripes. Fighting for a self-described secessionist army.

#12 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-12-04 10:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Silent Sam is a bronze statue of a Confederate soldier by Canadian sculptor John A. Wilson, which stood from 1913 until 2018"

Only 105 years too long!

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-05 12:06 AM | Reply

The good news is they can melt him down and turn him into something genuinely useful.

Unlike his supporters, who will only ever be Useful Idiots to the Grand Old Confederate Party.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-05 12:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The daughters of the confederation is a racist group putting up statues to promote racism. It has nothing to do with the war. Being an old lie doesn't make it any more worthy of keeping. Burn it.

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-05 09:51 AM | Reply

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