N.C. Historical Commission Votes to Punt on Removing Confederate Monuments from Capitol

N.C. Historical Commission Votes to Punt on Removing Confederate Monuments from Capitol

In a move that was disappointing but not particularly shocking to activists, the N.C. Historical Commission voted nearly unanimously this morning to postpone a decision on removing Confederate monuments from the state capitol in downtown Raleigh.

The decision came in response to a petition sent by Governor Cooper’s administration earlier this month to remove three Confederate monuments from the Capitol in Raleigh to theĀ Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Johnston County. Cooper proposed moving the monuments in the wake of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the subsequent toppling of a Confederate monument in Durham last month.ā€¦

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