University of North Carolina rejects plan for museum to house toppled Confederate statue

According to The Art Newspaper, “UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Governors rejected a proposal to build a $5.3m museum on campus that would house a bronze statue of a gun-wielding Confederate soldier. The statue, known as Silent Sam, was toppled by protesters in August and has yet to make its way back to the campus, due to safety concerns and community opposition.” The University’s trustees are now brainstorming alternative locations for this statue. (The Art Newspaper)

 

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