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Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People - Founders Day Gala


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This year they are honoring two incredible people who have done amazing things right here in Durham.

Phil Freelon

Design architect on the Durham County Human Services Complex, North Carolina Central University Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) Facility, Durham Station Transportation Center, North Carolina A&T State University General Academic Classroom, and Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte

Leading architect on the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Design architect for the National Center for Civil Rights in Atlanta

Fellow at the American Institute of Architects

Appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

Ingrid Wicker-McCree

Appointed as the Director of Athletics at North Carolina Central University in 2008

One of the driving forces behind NCCU's reclassification to NCAA Division I

2014 NCAA Division I FCS Administrator of the Year Award

Inducted into the CIAA John B. McLendon Hall of Fame in February 2016

Appointed to the board of advisors for the Center for Research in Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Named to the NCAA Division I Council in 2017

First coach in NCCU history to win conference championships in multiple sports

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