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SLSA Issues Statement on Silent Sam

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


The Southern Labor Studies Association stands in solidarity with the September 6, 2018 statement of the UNC Black Faculty in regards to the Confederate monument Silent Sam. We also stand with graduate student workers, who, in recent days and months, have done the vital work of connecting labor and racial injustice at UNC-Chapel Hill. As an organization that encourages dialogue and discussion about key issues and events relevant to the past and present of labor in the U.S. South and seeks to enhance connections between academics and labor activists in the U.S. South, a monument to a regime dedicated to the subjugation of labor has no place on any campus. We encourage other academic organizations and university departments to take a public stand on this issue.

The Officers and Board of the Southern Labor Studies Association
December 2018

CONTACT Southern Labor Studies Association 

c/o Max Krochmal

Department of History, LA 135

University of New Orleans

2000 Lakeshore Dr

New Orleans, LA 70148

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