The return of $2.5 million given to the Sons of Confederate Veterans before the Silent Sam settlement was vacated will be a little more than $80,000 short. The same judge who canceled the UNC System’s deal with the Confederate group ruled on…
The group filed a court brief contending that the Sons of Confederate Veterans did not have legal standing to negotiate the deal for UNC’s Confederate monument and up to $2.5 million to maintain it.
Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz said the Chapel Hill campus is the source of the up to $2.5 million that the UNC System Board of Governors has authorized to be available to the Sons of the Confederate Veterans.
Harry Smith, chair of the UNC System Board of Governors, told a news conference Wednesday that he thinks restoring UNC’s Confederate monument to its original site just off Franklin Street is “not the right path.”
A decision on the disposition of UNC’s Confederate monument has been delayed again.
In mid-December, the UNC System Board of Governors directed UNC’s trustees, the chancellor and top administrative staff to work with a BOG task force to…