In 2015, 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. On April 20, 2021, the NC Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED) and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law co-sponsored a webinar that reviewed the law and ways communities can continue to advocate for the removal of Confederate monuments to white supremacy. You can watch a video of the recording below.
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