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I have seen many comments from those who applaud the removal of #silentsam, but oppose the means by which it was removed. So here is a non-comprehensive list of efforts #silencesam activists have taken historically & today. All met w silence or hostility by #unc administration
1/ First some history--from what we know direct action against #silentsam began in 1968 in response to MLK's assassination (pic courtesy of @uncarchives), although calls for its removal came earlier (for ex, @dailytarheel published an op ed in March 1965,…)
2/ Since 1968, protests around the statue ebbed and waned. However, in the recent past (at least since 2014) neo-confederates/white supremacists have used #silentsam as a rallying point. So, some of the 1st actions by contemporary #silencesam activists have been counter-protests
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