Unsung Founders Memorial (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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Title

Unsung Founders Memorial (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Slavery
Northeastern United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

The memorial includes a stone tabletop supported by 300 bronze male and female African American figures, their arms raised over their heads as they collectively hold the weight of the tabletop. The differing dress of the figures-- some are shown in suits, while others are semi-nude and bearfoot-- appear to represent a range of economic classes. The table is surrounded by five black stone seats.

Creator

Suh, Do-Ho

Source

University Gazette

Date

Dedicated: November 5, 2005

Contributor

University of North Carolina Graduating Class of 2002

Rights

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Relation

To read the University Gazette's coverage of the work, click here.


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Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

McCorkle PlaceChapel Hill, University of North Carolina, NC 27514, United States (Geographic Coordinates:
35.913620 , -79.052120 )

Has Part

Inscribed around the edge of the table:

"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."

Medium

Black granite; Bronze

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Citation

Suh, Do-Ho, “Unsung Founders Memorial (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed September 25, 2020, https://www.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1125.

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