Saunders Hall

Transcription of Board of Trustees Meeting Regarding Renaming Saunders Hall

Document Description: Three members of the Real Silent Sam Coalition–Taylor Webber-Fields, Omololu Babatunde, and Dylan Su-Chan Mott–spoke to the Board of Trustees at their April 2015 meeting on the issue of renaming Saunders Hall. Citing the work of Yonni Chapman, the students presenting to the Board of Trustees demonstrated the clear connections between the University’s relationship to anti-Black violence and injustice in its past and in its present. For almost two decades, they explained, students organizers had demonstrated the ways in which the movement around Saunders Hall was about more “than just renaming a building. This movement is about the future of this university. It is about facing the violent, racial history of UNC Chapel Hill, of the State of North Carolina and of the United States.”



Organization: Real Silent Sam Coalition

Date: 3/26/2015

Document Type: Meeting Minutes

Creator: UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees

Document Collection: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of
Trustees Online Archives

Campus Space: Saunders Hall

Citation: Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes. 26 March 2015. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees Online Archives. Accessed April 23, 2018.