Linda Convissor of UNC passes on this info about the University's new memorial to the oppressed workers that built it.
Dedication of Unsung Founders Memorial
Saturday, November 5, 10:00 a.m.
If you have been on McCorkle Place recently, perhaps to vote, you may have noticed the new sculpture installed near Alumni Hall and the Morehead Planetarium. The sculpture Ã¢â‚¬Å“honors the university's unsung founders - the people of color bond and free who helped build the Carolina that we cherish today.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The sculpture, which is a gift of the class of 2002, was installed in late spring and will be dedicated this Saturday, November 5. The community is invited and I hope you will come to campus for this dedication and let others know about it.
The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the site of the memorial on McCorkle Place in front of the Alumni Building. Chancellor Moeser and Bernadette Gray-Little, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will speak as well as 2002 senior class officers Ben Singer, president, and Byron Wilson, vice president. The student a cappella ensemble Harmonyx will sing, and refreshments will be served. Person Hall will serve as a rain site.
You can see photographs of the memorial at www.unc.edu/tour/LEVEL_2/unsung.htm and carolinafirst.unc.edu/seniors/memorialtop.htm