September 30, 2017
AIA North Carolina is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Design Awards. The AIA North Carolina Design and Chapter Awards held on Friday, September 15 at the Wilmington Convention Center in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, is a statewide awards competition recognizing design that exceeds benchmarks for outstanding architectural design, structural composition, and application of design theory.
Over 115 projects were submitted to this year's program and 21 were awarded. The North Carolina Freedom Park Design received an AIA North Carolina Merit Award.
August 9, 2017
A downtown Raleigh park honoring African American heritage and contributions to North Carolina is one step closer to becoming a reality.Read more
News & Observer
July 29, 2017
In Raleigh, once its $5 million price tag has been raised, a design by the Durham office of Perkins+Will for the North Carolina Freedom Park will offer an optimistic take on slavery and the African-American experience here.Read more
News & Observer
February 22, 2017
Durham architect Phil Freelon announced Wednesday that his group will undertake completion of the stalled N.C. Freedom Park in downtown Raleigh to honor the contributions of African-Americans to the state.Read more
Celebration of 150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation
The Freedom Monument Park partnered with the North Carolina Museum of History for a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation – with a reception, symposium and special exhibit of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.Read more
Site secured for Freedom Monument Park in Raleigh
Governor Bev Perdue signed the lease agreement for the Park to be planned and constructed at the corner of Wilmington and Lane Streets in the State Capital, between the Governor’s Mansion and the Legislative Building.Read more
Dream of North Carolina Freedom Monument Park Closer to Becoming Reality
The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Freedom Monument Park (NCFMP) announced that the Council of State approved the lease agreement for the Park’s location at the corner of Wilmington and Lane Streets, one of downtown Raleigh’s most important parcels of land. Board co-chairs James W. Clark, Ph.D., and Goldie Frinks Wells, Ed.D. said that the formal agreement enables NCFMP to ramp up its campaign to build a public art park that will tell the story of freedom through the African American experience. The NCFMP will acknowledge and celebrate the struggles of all people to be free.