Campaign to Remove NC’s Confederate Monuments
The goal of our campaign is the removal of all Confederate monuments from courthouse grounds in the state of North Carolina. This campaign is organized by the NC Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disaparities (NC CRED) with the support of partner organizations, historians, and attorneys.
North Carolina’s Monuments
There are 42 Confederate monuments across North Carolina standing in front of courthouses. Our team has created an in-depth, statewide directory and interactive map of all of these monuments. You can view photos and inscriptions, read histories, see sponsors, and more.
Now is the time for communities to implement a growing national vision to remove confederate monuments, especially from houses of justice. Our monument removal toolkit offers a step-by-step guide to building a removal campaign in your own community.
The removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday is a powerful symbolic victory. For 131 years, Black residents had had to walk past the statue…
We invite you to watch Vox.com’s short video on how the United Daughters of the Confederacy altered the South’s memory of the Civil War. The United Daughters of the Confederacy was a significant leader…
Watch now: On June 30, 2021 at 12:30 pm, NC-CRED, the ACLU of North Carolina, and the Center for Death Penalty Litigation co-sponsored a webinar focusing on the historic role of white elites, including judges and lawyers, in the movement to construct Confederate iconography across North Carolina and usher in Jim Crow-era policies.
View our searchable database of monument catalogs, articles, videos, and webinars, all about the ongoing efforts both in NC and around the country to remove Confederate monuments.
For attorneys seeking to do legal research related to monument removal, we have compiled a searchable directory of relevant law, statutes, civil complaints and orders, criminal complaints and orders, and more.
Harm & Trauma
One of the most powerful arguments against the presence of Confederate monuments is that they inflict unavoidable harm on undeserving persons by serving as a constant reminder of America’s racism.