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, the Battle-Vance-Pettigrew Hall complex, is named for Kemp Plummer Battle, president of the University during the white supremacist Redemption period, Zebulon Vance, governor of North Carolina during the Civil War and Redemption period, and James Johnston Pettigrew, brigadier general in the Confederate Army.
Organization: Freedom Legacy Project
Space Use: Academic
Spatial Organizing Approach: Contestation
Date Created: 1912
Campus Space: Saunders Hall