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Confederate Monuments Study Committee and N.C. Historical Commission to Meet Aug. 22 in Raleigh

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Raleigh, N.C. - The North Carolina Historical Commission Confederate Monuments Study Committee will meet Wed., Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. The committee meeting will be followed by a meeting of the North Carolina Historical Commission at 10:30 a.m., immediately following the committee meeting.

Both meetings will be held in the first-floor auditorium of the Archives and History/State Library Building, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh. The meetings are open to the public. Doors will open at 9 a.m.

At its 10 a.m. meeting, the study committee will discuss its recommendation to the full N.C. Historical Commission regarding a petition from the N.C. Department of Administration to relocate three Confederate monuments from the State Capitol grounds in Raleigh to the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks. 

Following the committee meeting, the full Historical Commission will meet to consider the study committee’s recommendation regarding the three State Capitol monuments. 

The commission has received requests from private individuals to relocate the “Silent Sam” monument at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but has not received a petition from the university, the UNC system, or its governing body, the Board of Governors. At this meeting, the commission may seek advice from legal counsel on the legal standing of individuals to bring these requests, but does not intend to address the merits of the requests at this meeting.

Also at this meeting, the commission will consider other business items, including accessions into and deaccessions out of state historical collections.

Watch the meetings via Livestream at https://youtu.be/GmXAMFnHlR8

For more information about the North Carolina Historical Commission, visit www.ncdcr.gov/nchc