Protests turned to destruction on the campus of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as the much fought over “Silent Sam” confederate memorial fell from its pedestal on the campus grounds.
Back in 2015, in the aftermath of the South Carolina church shooting, Memphis’s City Council decided that it wanted to rid itself of statues celebrating terrorists and traitors. The city’s council voted to get rid of one such statue before being immediately overruled by the Tennessee Historical Commission. Sam Wilkinson talks about what happened next.
Here’s a 102-year-old letter I can’t wait to read.