Unsung Founders Memorial


The Unsung Founders Memorial graces the McCorkle Place lawn in front of the Alumni Building. Artist Do-Ho Suh created the memorial, which honors the men and women of color – enslaved and free – who helped build Carolina. The memorial was installed on May 11, 2005. Three hundred figurines based on three larger bronze sculptures support the memorial, which is ringed by five stone seats. The central part of the memorial acts as a table and contains the inscription: “The Class of 2002 honors the University’s unsung founders – the people of color bond and free – who helped build the Carolina that we cherish today.”