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  • Collection: UNC's Confederate Monument

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Two men, presumably members of the Student Army Training Corps, pose in front of the Confederate Memorial in the 1918 Yackety Yack yearbook. The caption reads, "The Spirit of '61 and the Spirit of '17."

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An undated photo of a young white boy waving a Confederate flag in front of Silent Sam on Confederate Memorial Day.

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Flyer for an interest meeting of the Freedom Legacy Project. The Project, active from 1995 to 2001, was an organization focused on exposing institutional racism at the university and documenting the campus' history of racial conflict and activism.

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Draft flyer for an interest meeting of the Freedom Legacy Project. The Project, active from 1995 to 2001, was an organization focused on exposing institutional racism at the university and documenting the campus' history of racial conflict and…

Jumping from Silent Sam, 1968
Students climb and jump off of Silent Sam, 1968.

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Silent Sam wearing a winter scarf.

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Students gather at Silent Sam, probably during a November 19, 1971 demonstration held by the Black Student Movement and the the Afro-American Society of Chapel Hill High School. The demonstration was in memory of James Cates, a young black man…

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Silent Sam with a Ku Klux Klan robe tied around its neck. The robe has a Confederate flag swastika design on the back.

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Two students climbing the Confederate Monument.

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Three male students sit on the base of the Confederate Monument.

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Graffiti on Silent Sam on April 8, 1968, as violent demonstrations erupt around the country following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A drawing of the Confederate Monument accompanied by a memorial tribute listing the alumni and students who had died that academic year. Included on the list is Isaac William Rand, a first-year student killed in a hazing incident September 12, 1912.

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A postcard showing the unveiling of the Confederate Monument, June 2, 1913. The postcard, postmarked 1913, was sent to Mrs. M.F. Patterson, Winston-Salem, N.C. , and reads: "My dear Mother, This is a photo. of the unveiling of our new monument to…

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An undated postcard showing the Confederate Monument.

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Postmarked July 11, 1943, the postcard is addressed to Mr & Mrs J.A. Cary, 2745 5th Ave., Ft. Worth, Texas and reads: "Otha Tiner U.S.N.R., V-5 Inst School, Carr Hall, Room 201, Chapel Hill, N.C. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Clary: This is one of the many…

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A color postcard showing the Confederate Monument, undated.

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A view from beneath the Confederate Monument.

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A close-up view of Silent Sam's face.

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Chancellor Paul Hardin and Dr. Marion Phillips, Associate Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, address students gathered at Silent Sam during the L.A. Riots.

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The Confederate Monument in the snow, January 1927. Labelled "The Squirrel Hunt.er."

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Silent Sam is returned to its pedestal after being removed and set away for restoration.

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The Real Silent Sam Coalition holds a 24-hour reading of slave narratives in front of the monument.

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Silent Sam blindfolded with a Confederate flag.
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