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Logo covers UNC stadium plaque honoring man with racist ties

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A temporary logo has been placed over one of the plaques at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stadium that’s dedicated to a man who was a leader of a violent coup d’etat in 1898.

News outlets report that photos this week showing the logo covering the name of William Rand Kenan Sr.

Last year, then-Chancellor Carol Folt the university would remove references to Kenan and focus on his son, William Rand Kenan Jr., who paid to have the stadium dedicated to his parents’ memory.

A historical highway marker was being dedicated Friday to commemorate the 1898 coup in which white Democrats overthrew the government of African Americans and Republicans in Wilmington.

A at the time said Kenan Sr. was in charge of the machine gun used during the coup.

Associated Press

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