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Tuesday marked one year since the Silent Sam Confederate monument was toppled by protesters at UNC Chapel Hill. On Wednesday, a forum was held in Wilmington to discuss how the Confederacy is still impacting the lives of African-Americans.
Protesters voice their concerns about the message that it sends.
A conversation in Wilmington brought together descendants of slaves and relatives of confederate royalty.
The school's history professors filed a formal request to remove Carr's name earlier this year.
Eight people have been arrested following another protest over the toppling of a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina.
North Carolina university officials and a former governor condemned the toppling of a century-old Confederate memorial on the state's flagship campus by protesters who said its presence on campus was rooted in racism.
Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday morning at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.
As 21st century activists seek to topple monuments to the 19th century Confederate rebellion, some white Southerners are again advocating for what the Confederates tried and failed to do: secede from the Union.
Debate over the appropriateness of Confederate symbols continues to rage in North Carolina this week, but it remains to be seen how Gov. Pat McCrory will respond to pressure to act coming from both sides.
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