He’s not a native son, but North Carolina likes to claim architect Phil Freelon as her own – and for good reason. The designs of this North Carolina State University and MIT alumnus have transformed communities throughout our nation. From the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., to public libraries, university buildings and museums in North Carolina, California, and Texas, Freelon’s creation have done just what he aims to do, make a difference in the communities where people work, play and live.
Hear more about Freelon’s story in this video from the North Carolina Museum of History's video series, A Storied Past: North Carolina’s African American History.
Producer: Melody Hunter-Pillion. NC State University Public History
Music: Kevin MacLeod