Submit comments on whether to move Confederate monuments from Capitol
Posted January 29, 2018 2:03 p.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 11:12 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — A North Carolina Historical Commission committee is gathering public input as members decide whether to recommend removing Confederate statues from the State Capitol grounds.
Gov. Roy Cooper asked last September to move three statues outside the Capitol to Bentonville Battlefield historic site in Johnston County.
The commission, which has the authority under a 2015 state law to decide how to handle Confederate monuments, decided to review the issue carefully before making a decision.
The committee the full commission named to study the issue last week agreed to seek legal input and collect public comment.
People can comment online or mail comments to N.C. Historical Commission Monuments Committee, Attn: Dr. Kevin Cherry, 4610 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699.