N. Carolina will keep monuments but add context
A North Carolina historical commission decided Wednesday that three Confederate monuments will remain on the state Capitol grounds with newly added context about slavery and civil rights, weighing in less than two days after another rebel statue was torn down by protesters at the state’s flagship university.
The state Historical Commission was responding to a request by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to move the monuments from the Capitol.
The commission voted 10-1 to reinterpret the three monuments by adding more information about slavery.