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Monument to African-Americans Advances in N. Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — 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.

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