May 7: They helped bring down Silent Sam. Their new target: Charleston’s Calhoun Monument.

By Kalyn Oyer for the Post and Courier

The group that helped bring down the Silent Sam Confederate statue in Chapel Hill, N.C., now has its eye set on the Calhoun monument in Charleston.

The Make It Right Campaign, a national organization seeking to remove Confederate-related monuments across the United States, made its first stop in Charleston on Thursday, April 11, appearing at Redux Contemporary Art Center as part of the three-month Standing/Still multidisciplinary art series meant to spur change.

“Artists, in general, are always on the front lines, because in art, there is this inherent element of creating change or challenging the status quo,” said Make It Right Director Kali Holloway.