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.”
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.