Julian Shakespear Carr

Julian Shakespear Carr

Julian Shakespear Carr

Associated Building(s): Carr Building;

Other Relationships: Tobacco Manufacturer, Member of Confederate Army

Birthplace: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Lifespan: 1845-10-13/1924-04-29

Race: White

Sex: Male

Relationship(s) to University: Alumni, Benefactor, Trustee

Era(s): Civil War, Reconstruction

Involvement(s): Slavery, White Supremacy

Slaveowner: Yes

Narrative: https://unchistory.web.unc.edu/building-narratives/julian-shakespeare-carr-carr-building/

More info: http://ncpedia.org/biography/carr-julian-shakespeare

Latitude/Longitude: 35.910929, -79.044787

Julian Shakespeare Carr (1845-1924) attended the University of North Carolina from 1862 to 1864, but left for the Confederate Army. Following the Civil War, Carr accumulated great wealth in the tobacco industry, and he financially supported UNC and Trinity College, later renamed Duke University. Carr held white supremacist ideals, as evidenced in his dedication speech for the statue at UNC known as “Silent Sam.” From UNC’s Carr Building to the town of Carrboro, his influence is visible in the local landscape.

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