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UNC’s Confederate Silent Sam

A quick visit to the UNC campus on a lovely, late-spring day found Silent Sam still standing on guard for thee:

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The plaques on either side of the pedestal supporting Sam leave no doubt as to just who the statue commemorates:

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Chancellor Folt has requested an in-depth study of the statue itself and of McCorkle Place, the quadrangle where Sam stands. Nothing like kicking the can down the road.

Addendum: The Daily Tar Heel has an entire section devoted to the controversy surrounding the statue.

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