January 17, 2019

School chancellor finishes off campus Confederate statue before resigning

Rob ShimshockRebel Contributor

Protesters on the University of North Carolina campus tore down the Confederate memorial statue Silent Sam in August 2018. But, the base and a commemorative plaque remained in place until this last Monday. The school's Chancellor, Carol Folt, announced that she was removing the base and then immediately announced her resignation.

Silent Sam was erected in 1913 in the memory of the over 1,000 men from the University of NC to be enlisted in the Civil War, 287 of whom died

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commented 2019-01-19 02:38:16 -0500
So brave, so noble, so Carol Folt!… But I gather her retirement package has NOT also been put “in storage”???
commented 2019-01-17 22:11:24 -0500

Having posted that….:-)

Rob, you are right, it is always best to defend monuments against destruction and hold those to task who destroy them in order to make a political statement.

I strongly suspect that the motivational initiators of this round of monumant eliminators are the same ones who destroyed the collossal buddhas at the gateway to the Silk Road…and who would do the same thing to Mount Rushmore.