Silent Sam Was My Friend

 

Last updated 12/26/2019 at 2:03pm



Silent Sam was my best friend when I was a student at the University of North Carolina. I had silent conversations with Sam daily as I walked past him twice on most days for four years. He offered encouragement to me when I was having a difficult time with a course. “If you think your algebra is tough, I walked in an open field up Cemetery Ridge in the face of blistering fire from a hundred rifles. Your algebra problem is nothing. Buck up. Hang in.”

I took great inspiration from Sam and I believe the current assault on Southern statuary is misplaced, like the Vietnam protests when the...



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