N. Carolina will keep mon­u­ments but add con­text

The Tribune (SLO) - - Insight -

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.

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