Aycock Residence Hall

Beginning in 1995, Yonni Chapman began to compile the histories of numerous spaces around the campus to explore “the celebration of slavery, the Confederacy, and white supremacy that is embodied in the names of university buildings and its most prominent public monument, ‘Silent Sam.'” One of these spaces, Aycock Residence Hall, is named for Charles B. Aycock, governor of North Carolina who led the white supremacist campaigns at the turn of the twentieth century, which “ushered Jim Crow into North Carolina.”

Olde Campus. Photograph. Yackety Yack. 1990. Page 293.

Organization: Freedom Legacy Project

Space Use: Dormitory and Housing

Spatial Organizing Approach: Contestation

Date Created: 1924

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.