Stories tagged: "Confederate monuments"


A monument to Confederate soldiers is seen in front of the Alamance County Courthouse in Graham, NC, in 2020. (Image via AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
North Carolina NAACP Sues to Topple Confederate Monument in Graham

Civil Rights Groups Turn to Courts for Help Toppling North Carolina Confederate Statue.

Police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled in Aug. 2018 by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.  (File photo by AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
From Silent Sam to the US Capitol: Why We Should Have Seen the Violence Coming

The white supremacists who overtook the US Capitol got their start in places like Chapel Hill, where UNC authorities failed to recognize the dangers sparked by Silent Sam.

NC Sen. candidate JD Wooten.
Decision to Keep Confederate Statue Boils Up in Triad State Senate Race

A Democrat candidate for an open legislative seat questions his GOP opponent on Confederate decision.

Buncombe County Commissioner Al Whitesides joined other members of the county board in voting for reparations this week in the western NC county. (Image via Whitesides' Facebook page)
This NC County Just Joined Asheville in Passing Reparations

Buncombe County in NC joined its county seat, Asheville, in apologizing for slavery and approving reparations to address racial inequalities.

A plaque in honor of George Floyd was added to the Confederate monument on the Capitol grounds during a protest. (Image via Shutterstock)
NC’s Confederate Statues are Coming Down. But Officials in One Town Want to Shut Down Protests Instead.

Officials in Graham passed a town ordinance discouraging protests over the town's Confederate statute standing. A federal judge is intervening.

A plaque in honor of George Floyd was added to the Confederate monument on the Capitol grounds during a protest. (Image via Shutterstock)
News In Brief: A Renewed Push to Remove NC’s Remaining 109 Confederate Monuments

Amid the protests sweeping NC after George Floyd’s death, there's a renewed call for removing the 109 remaining Confederate monuments across the state.

(Image courtesy of NC Dept. of Cultural Resources)
This City In North Carolina Just Voted To Remove A Confederate Monument

Amid nationwide protests on racial inequality, rural North Carolina city of Rocky Mount says their Confederate monument is coming down.