Historical Commissions decides not to move Confederate monuments

RALEIGH, N.C.  – The State Historical Commission in its planned meeting to address three Confederate monuments on the North Carolina Capitol grounds decided not to move the monuments but to add feature signs. The feature signs will have historical context about slavery and civil rights.

The Commission also recommended that a monument honoring African-Americans be added.

After the decision, Governor Roy Cooper who had supported the move of the monumnts lamented a 2015 law that sharply restricts the relocation of such memorials.

Last Monday night Silent Sam,  a Confederate statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was toppled.