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2017 Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs: “Black Space Making and the Built Environment”

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Center for the Study of the American South for the 2017 Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs by Philip and Pierce Freelon, titled “Black Space Making and the Built Environment.”

Philip Freelon is a renowned architect who served as the lead designer for the Stone Center as well as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Pierce Freelon is a musician and social entrepreneur who founded Blackspace and ran for Mayor of Durham in 2017. These two visionary leaders will discuss past and present challenges and opportunities in the struggle to create spaces for creative expression and social justice.

Renee Alexander Craft will lead the conversation.

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available after 5:00 p.m. at the Bell Tower Parking Deck.


November 16, 2017
7:00 pm


Stone Center