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University of North Carolina’s Silent Sam meets the roar of protesters

Original story at thinkprogress.org• 2 mentions • 2 weeks ago

thinkprogress.org 2 weeks ago

 
Less than a month into this term’s classes at the University of North Carolina, Angum Check, a 19-year-old philosophy and African-American studies student, is weary. It’s not classes and studying that’s got her down, rather she’s beleaguered from a long fight to bring down Silent Sam, a campus monument to Confederate soldiers. “It’s very draining,” Check told me during a recent conversation, noting the presence of the campus statute has irreparably marred her college experience. “Ever since I arrived here, I’ve been a part of movements and have worked as an individual in the struggle to take down Silent Sam.” ...
 
 
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