McCorkle Place Saunders Hall

First Meeting of the Real Silent Sam Coalition

Document Description: In August 2011, a new organization comprised of both students and Chapel Hill and Carrboro permanent residents formed, named in opposition to the most striking monument to white supremacy on the campus, the University’s Confederate Monument. Invoking the language of “historical accuracy” from CHAT, the Real Silent Sam Coalition (RSSC) was comprised of white and Black individuals “who are devoted to bringing historical accuracy to all members of our campus and our greater surrounding community.” Through the 2011-2012 school year, RSSC held several demonstrations at the Confederate Monument, targeting that space in particular as one that needed historical and cultural contextualization. This video, created by members of RSSC, is an overview of their first event.


Organization: Real Silent Sam Coalition

Date: 9/1/2011

Document Type: Video

Document Collection: YouTube

Campus Space: Saunders Hall, McCorkle Place

Citation: First Meeting of the Real Silent Sam Coalition, 1 September 2011. YouTube. Accessed 12 December 2018.