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Activists Boosted by Make It Right Project Posters to Remove ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate Monument

August 8, 2018

The very first protests against “Silent Sam,” the Confederate monument that stands on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, happened in the days just after the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. More than a century after industrialist Julian Carr used the statue’s dedication ceremony to praise Confederate soldiers for protecting the “welfare of the Anglo Saxon race,” students continue to demand the school remove the odious homage to those who fought for black enslavement.

The Make It Right Project has been working alongside, and in support of, those Chapel Hill activists who are tirelessly campaigning to take “Silent Sam” down. The collaboration is visible in posters, designed by Make It Right with input from the community, and placed by activists in venues near and on campus.

Check out pictures below.




Here’s the poster in case you’d like to share:




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