Silent Sam

The statue prior to its toppling (2007 picture)
The statue in John A. Wilson's Waban Hill Road Studio, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Unveiling of the monument on June 2, 1913
Protest against Silent Sam, August 2017
The pedestal remained in McCorkle Place without the Silent Sam statue until January 14, 2019.
Left side
Right side

Bronze statue of a Confederate soldier by Canadian sculptor John A. Wilson, which had stood on the historic McCorkle Place of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1913 until it was pulled down by protestors on August 20, 2018.

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Removal of Confederate monuments and memorials

Chart of public symbols of the Confederacy and its leaders as surveyed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, by year of establishment.
The Robert E. Lee monument in New Orleans being lowered, May 19, 2017
Planned removal of the Robert Edward Lee Sculpture in Charlottesville, Va. sparked protests and counter-protests, resulting in three deaths.
The empty, vandalized pedestal of the Albert Pike Memorial in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 2020, after the statue was toppled by protesters.
Memoria In Aeterna, now in Brandon Family Cemetery, Brandon, Florida
Confederate Memorial Fountain in Helena, Montana before removal.
Old Chatham County Courthouse, Pittsboro, North Carolina (1908)
Removed statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Health Sciences Park (formerly Forrest Park), Memphis
Confederate Memorial Hall, now known as Memorial Hall, Vanderbilt University.
Empty slab after the Confederate War Memorial monument was removed in 2020
Lee sculpture in Charlottesville, Virginia, covered in black tarp following the Unite the Right rally
Old Isle of Wight County Courthouse, with former Confederate memorial statue.
Defaced Lee Monument, Richmond, before removal in 2021
Jefferson Davis Highway marker from Blaine

Since the 1960s, many municipalities in the United States have removed monuments and memorials on public property dedicated to the Confederate States of America (CSA; the Confederacy), and some, such as Silent Sam in North Carolina, have been torn down by protestors.

John A. Wilson (sculptor)

Canadian sculptor who produced public art for commissions throughout North America.

John A. Wilson sculpting Washington Grays Monument (1907)
Washington Grays Monument, Philadelphia
John A Wilson in studio creating Washington Grays Monument, Boston
Firemen's Memorial
Abbott Lawrence Lowell
Carmichael-Stewart House Museum, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Confederate soldier Silent Sam, North Carolina
Massachusetts Monument, Baton Rouge National Cemetery (1909)
Harvard University Commemorative Pieces - Tercentennial (1936)
Hector Pioneer (1923) by John Wilson, Pictou, Nova Scotia
Alexander Forrester Monument (c.1923), NSCC, Truro, Nova Scotia<ref>History of the Forrester Memorial</ref>
Union private Daniel A. Bean of Brownfield, Maine, 11th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment

He is most famous for his American Civil War Monuments: the statue on the Confederate Student Memorial (Silent Sam) on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the Washington Grays Monument (Pennsylvania Volunteer) in Philadelphia.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Statue of Confederate soldier Silent Sam. The statue was toppled by a crowd in 2018, and the plinth (pedestal) was ordered removed by Chancellor Carol Folt in the same letter in which she resigned. As of October 2020 it is in storage.
Panoramic image of the main quad
Franklin Street forms the northern border of main campus and contains many popular restaurants and shops. In addition, it serves as a focal point for cultural events including Halloween festivities and major basketball victory rallies.
The Morehead Planetarium, designed by Eggers & Higgins, first opened in 1949.
A representation of the university seal, located in front of South Building and dedicated by the class of 1989.
Students walk past the Old Well, a symbol of UNC-Chapel Hill for years
The Morehead–Patterson Bell Tower was completed in 1931 and stands 172 feet tall.
South Building, administrative offices of the chancellor and College of Arts and Sciences
Students walking through campus between classes
The Davis Library
Louis Round Wilson Library opened in 1929 and serves as the special collections library.
The NCC is the largest collection of printed materials related to a single state.
Graham Memorial is adjacent to Franklin Street and houses the Office for Undergraduate Research and the Honors Study Abroad program.
Water tower featuring the official UNC athletics logo
Rameses at the 1957 Victory Bell football game
Celebration on Franklin Street after victory over Duke
The 2007 commencement ceremony in Kenan Memorial Stadium
The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies of UNC were founded in 1795 and have debates each week in the New West building.
The Forest Theatre was first used for outdoor drama in 1916 to celebrate the tercentenary of Shakespeare's death.
Undergraduates on campus at UNC-Chapel Hill
At the end of each semester, students organize a flash mob dance party in the library.
Lenoir Hall
Old East Residence Hall, built in 1793
James K. Polk was President of the United States from 1845 to 1849.
Thomas Wolfe remains one of the most important writers in modern American literature, authoring works such as Look Homeward, Angel and Of Time and the River.
Andy Griffith was an active member of Chapel Hill's arts community while attending UNC, later starring in productions such as A Face in the Crowd and The Andy Griffith Show.
Michael Jordan (left) played basketball under Dean Smith (right) while attending the University of North Carolina. Jordan helped the Tar Heels win the 1982 NCAA Championship with a game-winning jump shot.

In August 2018, the university came to national attention after the toppling of Silent Sam, a Confederate monument which had been erected on campus in 1913 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Julian Carr (industrialist)

American industrialist, philanthropist, and white supremacist.

Carr was the largest single donor to the Silent Sam monument to Confederate alumni on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

Carol Folt

American academic administrator who is the 12th president of the University of Southern California.

During her term as chancellor, Folt had to deal with the controversy over the monument Silent Sam, which at times included demonstrators outside her office.

Margaret Spellings

Education administrator and American politician.

Spellings' official Secretary of Education portrait
Spellings delivers a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library; former first lady Nancy Reagan is seated at the right.
Spellings at the LBJ Presidential Library in 2014

On August 20, 2018, anti-racist protesters toppled the Silent Sam statue at University of North Carolina.

Cultural History Artifact Management and Patriotism Act of 2015

Law, SL 2015–170, passed by the General Assembly of North Carolina in 2015.

The Governor's Palace in New Bern is where the provincial era General Assembly met from 1770 until 1775.

Officials of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have said many times that they wanted to remove Silent Sam, a Confederate monument located prominently at the original entrance to the campus, but were prohibited from doing so by this law.

Thom Goolsby

Former Republican North Carolina State Senator representing New Hanover County.

As a member of the University of North Board of Governors he favored the re-installation of the controversial statue "Silent Sam" following its toppling by protesters.

Carolina Hall (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)

Building on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the United States.

The building's exterior in 2015
Saunders Hall in 2014, before the renaming

The Real Silent Sam Coalition, an advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness about the racialized history of spaces on campus, launched a movement in 2015 to rename Saunders Hall, place a plaque on Silent Sam that contextualizes its history, and implement a historical tour of the racialized space on campus for first-year students.

Ons Volkske

The youth supplement of the Flemish newspaper Ons Volk Ontwaakt.

The League of Nations assembly, held in Geneva, Switzerland, 1930

All comics in the magazine were drawn by Eugeen Hermans, aka "Pink", except for Adamson by Danish cartoonist Oscar Jacobsson.