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 and see a constant reminder of how white supremacy continues to shape American life and culture. There is perhaps no greater […]
How Southern Socialites Rewrote Civil War History
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 of the “Lost Cause,” an intellectual movement that revised history to look more favorably on the South after the American Civil […]
Justifying and Legitimizing Racism: The Role of Lawyers in Confederate Iconography at NC Courthouses
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.
Monuments of Hate: Addressing the Racist Legacy and Impacts of Confederate Monuments in NC
Watch now: On April 20, 2021, NC CRED and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law co-sponsored a webinar that reviewed the law and ways communities can continue to advocate for the removal of Confederate monuments to white supremacy.
No Justice No Peace: Confederate Monuments and the Fight for Racial Justice
Join the NC Council of Churches and NC CRED for a discussion with Dr. Karen L. Cox, author of No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice.
N.C. Groups Launch Campaign to Remove Confederate Monuments
Today, the North Carolina Commission on Racial Equity and Ethnic Disparities (NC CRED) launched a statewide campaign to remove Confederate monuments from courthouse grounds.
National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts Calls for the Removal of Confederate Monuments
National Consortium, of which NC CRED is a member, calls for removal of Confederate monuments from courthouses and public spaces
Balancing The Scales: The Injustice of Confederate Monuments in Public Spaces
Watch a recording of the July 15 webinar, “Balancing the Scales: The Injustice of Confederate Monuments in Public Spaces,” presented by NC CRED.
NC CRED Calls for Removal of Chief Justice Ruffin Portrait and Statue
The North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NC CRED) is calling on the North Carolina Supreme Court to remove the life-sized portrait of former Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin inside its courtroom as well as the statue of him outside the entrance to NC Court of Appeals.
A statement on the formation of the Advisory Commission on Portraits by the by the NC Supreme Court:
“As a recent op-ed revealed in the News & Observer this week, the over-sized portrait of Thomas Ruffin, a 19th century NC Supreme Court Justice who strongly espoused pro-slavery views both on and off the bench, and was a notoriously brutal slave-owner himself, still hangs in a prominent place in the court room of the […]
Commission Calls for Immediate Removal of Confederate Artifacts
R E S O L U T I O N By the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System on September 5, 2017: WHEREAS, the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (“NC-CRED”) was established in September 2012 to identify, understand, and remedy […]