N&O: “Now is the Time...”

News and Observer editorial board calls for support to build the North Carolina Freedom Park. “The areas around the State Capitol have several memorials to the Lost Cause. It’s time for a park honoring the Just Cause.” Read the article »

Overview of North Carolina Freedom Park

History of the Project

<p><a href="http://vimeo.com/11364702">View a short documentary about the North Carolina Freedom Project</a>.</p>


After a national competition the RTP based firm of Perkins+Will headed by renowned architect Phil Freelon has been selected by the North Carolina Freedom Park Board to design the North Carolina Freedom Park, which will be located on State Government grounds at the corner of Lane and Wilmington Streets. The park will honor the African American experience and struggle for Freedom in North Carolina. Work will begin in 2017 and currently projected to be completed in 2020.

Read about Freelon and NC Freedom Park in the N&O»


HELP BUILD THE PARK: $5 Million Goal

Welcome to the online hub of the North Carolina Freedom Park project. We are a nonprofit dedicated to building a public sculpture park in downtown Raleigh to commemorate historic and on-going struggles for freedom in North Carolina. This park provides a beautiful space in the heart of the state capitol where people can reflect on the past through the sculptural elements, rest and recreate in the present, and be inspired for the future. We need YOU to help us make this dream a reality. Click on one of the links to learn more and get involved today!