Silent Sam – Confederate Statue At UNC-Chapel Hill

From: “Ayesh, Rashaan M” []
Date: Nov 27, 2017
Subject: Silent Sam – Confederate Statue at UNC-Chapel Hill
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Hello Mr. Edgerton!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! My name is Rashaan Ayesh, and I am a journalism student at UNC-Chapel Hill. I am currently working on a story about why Silent Sam, a Confederate statue, should remain on our campus and the voices that support that.

I would love an opportunity to ask you a few questions about the matter.

My questions are mostly about why Silent Sam should stay, questions about the history of the Confederacy, and your response to those saying it is a symbol of white oppression.

This is for a class assignment. My deadline for this story is this Thursday at 9:30AM.

I would really appreciate a chance to speak with you if you have the time, of course.

Feel free to respond via email or call me at (919)601-6548.

Thank you for your time,

Rashaan Ayesh
The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill ‘18
B.A. Journalism and Global Studies | Creative Writing