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Unsung Founders Memorial

The memorial’s inscription states that the artwork "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, 2005, the memorial features 300 figurines based on three larger bronze sculptures. Created by Do-Ho Suh, an internationally renowned artist, the memorial is completed by a ring of five stone seats. The Class of 2002, joined by matching funds from The Office of the Provost, raised $90,000 to build the memorial.


Although a controversial creation for our community, we believe the sharing of the photo on the website will engender critical conversations and education regarding race, privilege, power, and hope for that is the beginning of healing.



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