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A university’s betrayal of historical truth

Amid the controversy surrounding how to deal with monuments that pay homage to Civil War veterans, some hold that a recent move by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is misguided. More than a year after a bronze statue of a Confederate soldier known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters, the university has agreed to pay the Sons of Confederate Veterans $2.5 million to place the statue off campus in the care of a trust. The story, which appeared in The Atlantic, mentions Furman University’s efforts to reckon with its historical ties to slavery and “past social injustices.”

Last updated December 10, 2019
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