McCorkle Place is the memorial nexus of the University and the campus’s symbolic front lawn. Within the space, there are almost a dozen monuments and memorials fundamental to the University’s lore and traditions. McCorkle Place and its role as a space for racial justice campus activism has been determined largely by only two monuments–the Confederate Monument and the Unsung Founders Memorial–within the space.
Organization: Freedom Legacy Project, Black Student Movement, BCC Movement, UNC Housekeepers Association, Real Silent Sam Coalition, Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth, Students Seeking Historical Truth
Space Use: Open Space
Spatial Organizing Approach: Reclamation
Date Created: 1789
Campus Space: McCorkle Place