Confederate Monuments

  • 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. 

  • Monumental statue of black man defies Confederate monuments

    A massive bronze sculpture of a young black man with dreadlocks astride a muscular horse was permanently installed Tuesday in Virginia’s capital city, not far from one of the country’s most prominent displays of Confederate monuments. 

  • A University’s Betrayal of Historical Truth

    by David W. Blight, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Kevin M. Levin

    The University of North Carolina agreed to pay the Sons of Confederate Veterans $2.5 million—a sum that rivals the endowment of its history department.

  • 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.