Stories tagged: "Graham"


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.

Rev. Greg Drumwright and another BLM protestor raises their hands in a Black Power salute shortly after being released from the Alamance County Jail Saturday. (Photo by Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
Threat of Pepper Spray Isn’t Stopping This Election Day Rally In North Carolina

After a peaceful voter turnout rally was violently and abruptly shut down in Alamance County this weekend, organizers pledge to return on Election Day to urge voters to the polls.

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.