We created this site to help people learn about UNC’s Confederate monument. It tells a story that is vitally important at this moment in the life of our university, state, and nation. We believe that knowing the past is a necessary first step toward creating a better future.

James Leloudis, Professor of History

Cecelia Moore, Ph.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Image Credits

Soldiers’ monument, Chapel Hill, N.C., North Carolina Postcards, North Carolina Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Confederate flags frame “Silent Sam,” Liz Condo, Raleigh News and Observer, August 16, 2017

UNC Confederate monument close-up, by Matt Couch, WUNC Radio

Rally Protesting UNC's Confederate Era Monument “Silent Sam” Held on Campus, August 22, 2017, Sara D. Davis, Getty Images