3 North Carolina Confederate Monuments Will Stay In Place, Commission Decides

It also recommends at least one monument to be added to the Capitol grounds that highlights the contributions of the state's African American citizens, and new signage on the existing statues.

As communities across the country grapple with what to do with their Confederate monuments, North Carolina has decided that three monuments at its State Capitol will remain in place.

A committee of the North Carolina Historical Commission says it finds the monuments to be "an over-representation and over-memorialization of a difficult era in NC history."

But it says its hands are tied. The commission's, "because removal or relocation is not required to preserve these three monuments."

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