As monument debate ramps up, Freedom Park hopes for funding boost


RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) —

As the debate about the future of Confederate monuments rages on from college campuses to the state Legislature, organizers behind the North Carolina Freedom Park are hopeful the renewed attention will increase their funding.

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“The time is not only right, it’s past time,” said Reginald Hildebrand, a board member with the North Carolina Freedom Park.

In renderings provided to ABC11, they hope the space will highlight African-American freedom and contributions to North Carolina.

It is set to include walkways with quotes from black educators, scholars, poets, and other significant figures, as well as an LED video board with educational material. Organizers said the quotes will be focused on freedom, equality, equity,…

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