University Commission on History, Race, and A Way Forward
The charge of the University Commission on History, Race, and a Way Forward is to explore, engage and teach the University’s history with race, and provide recommendations to the Chancellor on how we as a University community must reckon with the past. The Commission will focus on the following areas: archives, history and curation; curriculum development and teaching; and engagement, ethics and reckoning.
This resolution was approved by the commission in April 2021 and updated in June 2021. It recommends that the names of the following men be removed from the buildings that afford them a place of honor on our campus: William Waightstill Avery, Kemp Plummer Battle, Robert Hall Bingham, John Washington Graham, Bryan Grimes Jr., Joseph Grégoire de Roulhac Hamilton, Cameron A. Morrison, James Johnston Pettigrew, Thomas Ruffin Jr., and Zebulon Baird Vance. Please note, this document contains racially offensive images and text.
This resolution was approved at the July 10 commission meeting. It contains information on the lives and work of Charles B. Aycock, Julian S. Carr, Josephus Daniels, Thomas Ruffin, and Thomas Ruffin Jr. Please note, this document contains racially offensive images and text.