Study Committee on Relocation of Monuments

At their Sept. 22, 2017 meeting, the N.C. Historical Commission voted to postpone until their April 2018 meeting any decision regarding a petition from the N.C. Department of Administration to relocate three Confederate monuments (the Confederate Women's Monument, Confederate Soldiers Monument, and the Henry Lawson Wyatt Monument) from the State Capitol grounds in Raleigh to the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks, N.C. The commission voted to appoint a committee from commission members to study the issue and seek advice and legal opinions from appropriate entities.

Submit Public Comments to the Committee

Original motion establishing committee

Committee Members:

  • Sam Dixon
  • Dr. Chris Fonvielle
  • Dr. Valerie Johnson
  • Noah Reynolds
  • David Ruffin, Chair

Next Meeting: 

Monday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m. via conference call