Review of Memorials

Posted January 28, 2010 by nccapitolblog
Categories: Uncategorized

The North Carolina Capitol Memorial Study Committee has been charged by the North Carolina Historical Commission with assessing the collection of current plaques and monuments at the State Capitol and grounds. 

Without disturbing the existing memorials at the Capitol, the North Carolina Historical Commission would like to diversify them to address the underrepresentation of American Indians, African Americans, and women.

We seek your input on how to proceed. In addition to this blog, we have planned a series of public hearings in Asheville, Raleigh, and Greenville, on February 15, 18, and 22, all at 7 PM.  More details can be found in this press release:

 http://news.ncdcr.gov/2010/02/01/cultural-resources-holds-hearings-in-raleigh-asheville-and-greenville/ 

Anyone wishing to speak at one of the hearings can register by clicking on the “About” page and responding by blog, indicating which hearing they plan to attend. Time permitting, anyone who registers that evening will be heard but priority will go toward those who have preregistered.

 This task is important and we welcome you to attend and to share your ideas.  If you cannot attend any of the three meetings, you may elect to share your thoughts by posting to this blog by clicking on the “About” section and entering your comments.

Thank you for your contributions to this process.