In 2015, just weeks after the racist murders of nine people in a church in Charleston and the nation grappled with the continuing adverse impacts of Confederate iconography in our communities, the North Carolina legislature passed a law that says “… a monument, memorial, or work of art owned by the State may not be removed, relocated, or altered in any way without the approval of the North Carolina Historical Commission.” This law applies specifically to “objects of remembrance” located on public property. So what can communities do to remove Confederate monuments and imagery?
The NC Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED) and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law are co-sponsoring a webinar on Tuesday April 20th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to review the law and how communities can continue to advocate for the removal of monuments to white supremacy. NC CRED recently launched a campaign to support and educate North Carolinians seeking to remove confederate monuments from courthouse squares in their communities. The goal is the removal of such monuments and other iconography of hatred from all court spaces.
Managing Attorney, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Dr. Valerie Ann Johnson
Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities at Shaw University
President of the Alamance County NAACP
Chair of the Chatham County Board of County Commissioners
Register for the Webinar
Register below for the Monuments of Hate webinar to have the Zoom link emailed to you prior to the event.