42 Confederate monuments stand outside North Carolina courthouses.
Confederate monuments honor the legacies of slavery and white supremacy. The statues, plaques, and other symbols guarding the entrances to North Carolina courthouses were placed there to send powerful messages of terror and oppression to all Black people who enter. Confederate monuments negate the very ideal of equal justice for all. That is their purpose.
NC CRED has started a campaign that aims to support and educate all North Carolinians seeking to remove Confederate monuments from their communities. We invite you to explore our resource site at ncconfederatemonuments.org to learn about the existing monuments, their history, and their impact, as well as what you can do– and what communities around the state are already doing– to eradicate these monuments to racism. The campaign is available to support and consult with local groups wishing to remove Confederate monuments.
Our goal is the removal of all Confederate monuments from courthouse grounds in the state of North Carolina.