| The settlement, approved in November, would have required UNC Chapel Hill to hand over the Confederate monument “Silent Sam” to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and pay the group $2.5 million to preserve and house it. This Wednesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour dismissed the lawsuit on the basis that the plaintiff lacked legal standing. Read the full story here.
The foundation says the university’s decision to hand over a contested statue to the Sons of Confederate Veterans group, along with $2.5 million, is at odds with the grant’s purpose.
In August, student activists toppled the “Silent Sam” Confederate monument on UNC’s campus. Yesterday, the university chancellor introduced a proposal to reinstall the statue.
Controversies surrounding Confederate monument “Silent Sam” on UNC’s campus has reached new heights after protests end in the statue’s collapse.