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Letter: On the Carr building

<p>Students rallied recently for changing the name of Carr Building.</p>

Students rallied recently for changing the name of Carr Building.

Regarding the faculty and student protests about changing the name of the Julian Carr building because he was a white supremacist and Klan supporter, if the protesters are standing on principle then they have to also demand the name of Duke University has to be changed back to Trinity. 

This is because the Duke family fortune originated with Washington B. Duke's leaf tobacco, and he was a Confederate soldier who in 1855 had purchased a slave girl named Caroline for $601! The date was October 15, 1855 and that she was about 31 years old.

Dennis Cuddy is a former American history instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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