17, 2005 UNSUNG FOUNDERS MEMORIAL TO BE DEDICATED
SATURDAY (NOV. 5) ON UNC'S McCORKLE PLACE
The community is invited to attend a dedication
ceremony for the Unsung Founders Memorial at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this Saturday (Nov. 5). The
memorial was the UNC senior class gift for 2002.
The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the site of the memorial
on McCorkle Place quadrangle in front of the Alumni Building,
near Franklin Street, on the Carolina campus. Featured speakers
will include UNC Chancellor James Moeser and Dr. Bernadette
Gray-Little, dean of the UNC College of Arts and Sciences,
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.
As the memorial’s inscription reads, the piece "honors
the university’s unsung founders the people of color
bond and free who helped build the Carolina that we cherish
today." Installed on McCorkle Place on May 11, the memorial
features a stone tabletop supported by 300 bronze figurines.
The piece was created by Do-Ho Suh, an internationally renowned
artist. Suh’s major exhibitions include shows at the
Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Serpentine
Gallery in London.
The class of 2002 – joined by matching funds from the
UNC Provost’s Office – raised $90,000 to build
the memorial. For more information on the memorial, click