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Commission rules that Confederate statues can remain on North Carolina capitol grounds

Less than two days after protesters at the University of North Carolina toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier, the state’s historical commission rejected a request to remove three Confederate monuments from the grounds of the State Capitol in Raleigh.

Instead, the commission voted 10-1 on Wednesday to add information providing more context about slavery and the civil rights movement to the displays. The commission also urged the addition of a monument honoring the contributions of African-Americans to the state.


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