Silent No More

Silent Sam, the Confederate soldier statue hoisting a musket on the campus of North Carolina’s oldest university, has created quite the ruckus.

After more than a century of standing guard on the lovely Tar Heel campus, framed by blazing azaleas in spring, golden leaves in fall, Sam is down … out … simultaneously loud, and hushed.

The monument’s toppling this week was inevitable. And, in the context of civil…