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Chronicling "Silent Sam"

Welcome to Chronicling "Silent Sam." This exhibit features archival materials that highlight the history of the controversial Confederate Monument, also known as "Silent Sam." The monument was installed on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1913, and remains there today.

Chronicling "Silent Sam" is the first installment of Uncommon Ground, an ongoing student-curated exhibit on the racial histories of UNC campus landmarks. The exhibit is an open-access resource that chronicles the histories of buildings, monuments, memorials, and other landmarks on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

To the right, click on About Chronicling "Silent Sam" to learn more about this collection, or click on a category to view student-curated archives of photographs, newspaper clippings, speech transcripts, postcards, and other documents that chronicle the history of "Silent Sam." Enjoy!