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Thu Dec 27, 2018, 11:40 PM

United Daughters of the Confederacy requested custody of Silent Sam

The United Daughters of the Confederacy requested custody of the Silent Sam Confederate monument just days after it was toppled by protesters at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, According to an August e-mail.

The e-mail was obtained by activist Heather Redding of Hillsborough Progressive Taking Action. It shows Peggy W. Johnson, president of the North Carolina division of the UDC, reached out to UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees Chair Haywood Cochrane on August 22.



As Policy Watch has reported, the United Daughters of the Confederacy is the group responsible not just for Silent Sam’s installation in 1913 but for many of the Confederate monuments that sprung up throughout the country as white supremacist campaigns disfranchised Black Voters and brought about legal segregation.

It is not clear whether UNC, its board of Trustees of the UNC Board of Governors would have the authority to return the statue to the group.

Read more: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2018/12/27/united-daughters-of-the-confederacy-requested-custody-of-silent-sam/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 11:51 PM

1. No. Burn it into ashes

 

And mail it the Daughters of Confederacy.

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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:31 AM

3. Just a Weirdo, I think you may be on to something and make a very valid, good point.

Let them whittle it down into vanity brooches heavy enough to sink the person wearing them should he or she find themselves in water over their heads. Enough is enough.

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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:27 AM

2. HEAR! HEAR! Surely, the Board of Governors has some ACTUAL UNIVERSITY BUSINESS they could be doing

In lieu of this nonsense. I'm thinking drop it off the coast and let the barnacles have it. A seaside habitat or melt it into actual nails we can use to nail down the lid on the NCGA GOP Coffin they no doubt can see on their horizon.

Redding,* whose group recently protested in front of the UDC headquarters in Raleigh, said the option of returning the statue should at least have been discussed in the months of public comment by various UNC boards and administrators.

“The United Daughters of the Confederacy rarely inserts itself into public discourse,” Redding said in a statement. “So it comes as no surprise that they requested its return through an email rather than a public statement. The University of North Carolina should take this request seriously, as it is only proper that a monument to white supremacy be returned to the white supremacist organization whose name is on its plaque.”



*activist Heather Redding of Hillsborough Progressive Taking Action


Thanks for the post, TT. ♡lmsp

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