RALEIGH, N.C. — Two North Carolina commissions agree that a monument commemorating the achievements of African-Americans in North Carolina shouldn’t focus on one individual but instead should reflect various narratives.
The N.C. African American Heritage Commission and the N.C. Historical Commission made a few basic decisions about the monument’s design during a meeting Wednesday in which the members also accepted a draft report of comments received at eight public hearings held earlier this year.
The members agreed unanimously that the traditional materials used in all monuments on the Capitol grounds — granite and bronze — will be used for the monument. They also accepted a location in the southeast corner of the Capitol square for the monument’s location.
The commissioners will use comments made at public hearings to help determine the monument’s design.