Promoting and strengthening the artistic and cultural development of Orange County, North Carolina
Program 7pm – 8 pm, followed by Q & A
Whitted Building, 300 W Tryon St, Hillsborough, NC
Envision an inspiring, 45-foot-tall, illuminated sculpture reaching towards the sky from the center of downtown Raleigh – a “Beacon of Freedom,” the centerpiece of North Carolina Freedom Park – a one-acre park that honors the African American experience and struggle for freedom in North Carolina. Join the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition on Tues., March 28th at 7 pm in Hillsborough to learn about this new landmark currently being constructed in North Carolina’s Capital.
An idea conceived 20 years ago by the Paul Green Foundation, North Carolina Freedom Park is based on the visionary design of the late Phil Freelon (renowned architect of Washington DC’s Museum of African American History & Culture), and will include 20 inspirational quotes from North Carolina leaders (the “Voices of Freedom”) artfully inscribed along the walls of five walkways leading to the Beacon. A concept benefiting from the wisdom of the late Dr. John Hope Franklin (who served as the founding chair of the Freedom Park Advisory Board), and with the support of the Mellon Foundation’s “Monuments Project,” Freedom Park is being constructed by the socially conscious Holt Brothers Construction Company.
All are invited to join us on Tuesday, March 28th to learn about Freedom Park’s inspiration, purpose, and development, as well as how the Park will inspire and benefit all North Carolinians.
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