Document Description: The first student organization that formed around issues relating to the University’s history with racial injustice was Student Seeking Historical Truth (SSHT). Following a “decoration” of Saunders Hall which was meant as a form of performance art, demonstrating that buildings named to honor white supremacists ought to be visible to everyone as a crime scene, SSHT held a speak-out in the Pit, where they invited students to reflect on the history of the University and the ways in which it was memorialized on the campus landscape.
Organization: Students Seeking Historical Truth
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.