Saunders Hall

Students Seeking Historical Truth Decoration of Saunders Hall

Document Description: The first student organization that formed around issues relating to the University’s history with racial injustice was Student Seeking History Truth (SSHT). In the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 6th, members of the organization “decorated” Saunders Hall, Murphey Hall, and Steele Building. They hung a red sheet over the engraved Saunders Hall sign, which read “KKK,” a white sheet over Murphey Hall, which read “Hitler Hall,” and another sheet over Steele Building, which read “David Duke KKK.” In the video, members of SSHT are seen decorating the building and hanging up posters and signs on Saunders Hall.



Students Seeking Historical Truth

Date: 10/6/1999

Document Type: Video

Creator: John K. Chapman

Document Collection: John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

Campus Space: Saunders Hall

Citation: Saunders Hall Anti-Klan decoration, presentation, and speak-out, October 1999 in the John Kenyon Chapman Papers #5441, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.