Board and Advisors

The North Carolina Freedom Project is a registered IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation. As an outgrowth of the Paul Green Foundation, the North Carolina Freedom Monument Project established its own charitable status in 2004 and established a prestigious advisory board and board of directors from across the state to fulfill the ambitious mission of the North Carolina Freedom Park.

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North Carolina Freedom Park Board of Directors

Russell Bryant
Raleigh
Management Consultant

Christina Coffey
Raleigh
Vice President, CBRE Commercial Real Estate and member of Leadership

Stephen Dahlem
Raleigh
Staff, Lundy Group

Victoria Gallagher, Secretary
Professor of Communications, NCSU

Reginald Hildebrand
Professor of History, UNC-Chapel Hill

Reginald Hodges
Former Director of Durham Literacy Center

Joe Johnson
Diversity Director, NCSU

Tracy Lovett
Durham
District Liaison for Congressman David Price

Freddie Parker
Professor Emeritus of History, NC Central University

Ruth Proctor, Treasurer
Chapel Hill
CPA

Rebecca Quinn-Wolf
Vice President and Director of Client and Community Relations, PNC Bank (and Chairwoman of Raleigh Chamber of Commerce)

David Warren, Co-Chair
Professor Emeritus, Duke University

Goldie Frinks Wells, Co-Chair
Greensboro
Professor, Guilford University; Former City Council Member

Michelle Lanier, ex officio member
Raleigh
Director, NC African American Heritage Commission


Advisory Board

The Right Reverend George Battle
Charlotte
Bishop, A.M.E. Zion Church

Beverly F. Burnette
Raleigh
Social Worker, Wake County Schools (retired)

Karl Campbell
Boone
Professor of History, Appalachian State University

Angella Dunston
Warrenton
Secretary of State’s Office

Georgann Eubanks
Carrboro
Owner, Minnow Media Film Production; Author

Gladys Fowler Graves
Blanch
Director, N.C. Teaching Fellows Program (retired)

Paul M. Green
Durham
Attorney

Les Griffin
Fayetteville
Real Estate and Financial Services

Earl Ijames
Wendell
Curator, NC Museum of History

Lenora Jarvis-Mackey
Elizabeth City
CEO, River City CDC

Bettie Murchison
Raleigh
Independent Non-Profit Consultant

Nick Rhodes
Wilmington
Management Consultant; former School Board member

N. Carnell Robinson
Dunn
Council Member, City of Dunn

Linda Sutton
Winston-Salem
Central NC Field Organizer, Democracy NC

Marsha Warren
Chapel Hill
Executive Director, Paul Green Foundation

Reginald Watson
Greenville
Professor of History, East Carolina University

James West
Raleigh
Wake County Board of Commissioners

Father Mauricio West
Charlotte
Chancellor, Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte

Rebecca Anderson
Asheville
Founder, Hand Made in America; Becky Anderson Consulting

Walter Brown
Durham
Professor Emeritus, N.C. Central University

Elizabeth Buford
Raleigh
Former Director, NC Museum of History; Former
Deputy Secretary, Cultural Resources

Howard Lee
Chapel Hill
Founder, Howard N. Lee Institute: For Equality and Opportunity in Education
Former Senator; Former Mayor

E.B. Palmer
Raleigh
Founder, African-American Cultural Complex

Susie Powell
Chapel Hill
Law Professor (retired); Author; Community Leader

Dorothy Spruill Redford
Creswell
Author; Curator, Somerset Place (retired)

Loren Schweninger
Greensboro
Professor, UNC-Greensboro; Director, Race and Slavery Petition Project


Founding Advisory Board Members

In Memoriam

Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans
Former President, Duke Endowment; Community leader; Philanthropist

John Hope Franklin
Founding Chair Advisory Board; Professor Emeritus Duke University

William C. Friday 
President Emeritus, University of North Carolina System; Host of UNC-TV's North Carolina People

Julius Chambers
Attorney; Former Chancellor, N.C. Central University


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