At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new North Carolina Freedom Park in downtown Raleigh on Wednesday, two members of NC State watched with big smiles.
“I am just so excited,” says Victoria Gallagher, professor of communications and secretary of the park’s board of directors. “I’m so excited for Raleigh and the state, because it’s going to be a beautiful park.”
Freedom Park honors the voices and experiences of African Americans in North Carolina’s history while celebrating the importance of freedom to all people no matter their background. It will take shape on an acre of land at the corner of Wilmington and Lane streets, not far from the General Assembly building. Read the full article here.
Tucked away in downtown Raleigh, at the intersection of Lane and Wilmington streets near the Executive Mansion, lies an acre of land that will be the site of North Carolina Freedom Park.
On Wednesday, crews broke ground on the first North Carolina state monument to honor African Americans – a dream two decades in the making.
Reginald Hildebrand, a member of the new park's board of directors, calls it a place for people to learn about the contributions of African Americans who fought for a better society. Read the full article here.
Natalie Murdock donated 2019-08-05 13:18:53 -0400
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Natalie Murdock published Freedom Park will be an inspirational addition to Raleigh in News 2017-08-10 23:41:23 -0400