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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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, of which NC CRED is a member, calls for removal of Confederate monuments from courthouses and 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.
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.
“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 […]
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 […]