Emancipation Proclamation Celebration

Celebration of 15oth 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.

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Site secured

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. 

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Lease for land in process

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.

 

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