UNC Board of Governors Pays $2.5 Million to Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina recently approved a deal with the Sons of Confederate Veterans that allows SCV to take possession of the Silent Sam statue and pays them $2.5 million in university funds to display the statue as a monument not only to the UNC students who served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War but also memorializes the cause of slavery and racial discrimination that they fought to preserve.

The UNC Board of Governors decision has been vigorously opposed by UNC students and faculty and citizens across the state.

Read more in the December 13 Raleigh Report from the North Carolina Council of Churches.

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