Pierce Freelon


  • Founder, Blackspace
  • Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Musician


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. African and African American Studies
  • Syracuse University, M.A. Pan African Studies
Appointed to Council: 2020 with term to expire in 2021

City Council Committees Appointed by Mayor

  • ​Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Council Procedures Committee
  • Cultural Advisory Board
  • Durham Central Park Board
  • Durham County Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC)
  • Housing Appeals Board​
  • Human Relations Commission
  • Joint City-County Planning Committee (Alternate)
  • Legislative Committee
  • Northeast Central Durham Committee
  • Recreation Advisory Commission

Community Involvement & Organizations