Document Description: In the early spring semester of 2015, Blanche Brown, a member of the Real Silent Sam Coalition, found in the 1920 meeting minutes of the University’s Board of Trustees conclusive proof that the Board had named Saunders Hall in honor William Saunders, not in spite of his activities in the Ku Klux Klan, but because of them. When the Board of Trustees renamed Saunders Hall in 2015, members of the Board cited this document as the motivating factor in their vote to rename the building.
Organization: Real Silent Sam Coalition
Document Type: Meeting Minutes
Creator: UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees
Document Collection: Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Records #40001
Campus Space: Saunders Hall
Citation: Minutes, Oversize Volume SV-40001/12 (p. 234), in the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Records #40001, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.