Pierce Freelon is a professor, director, musician and Emmy-Award winning producer. Pierce was born and raised in Durham’s district 20, where he is running for State Senate.
Pierce founded Blackspace, a digital maker space for Durham youth. He has taught in the Departments of Political Science and African American Studies at NCCU and UNC Chapel Hill. He is Vice-Chair of the Durham Human Relations Commission and has served on the boards of: Durham Library Foundation, Nasher Museum of Art, KidZNotes, and North Carolina Arts Council. He lives in Durham with his wife of 12 years and two children.