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Paul Wellstone Memorial Garden, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Paul Wellstone Monument
UNC, Chapel Hill
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: https://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/166

Description: The memorial features three benches on a brick patio in a landscaped area. Each bench bears a quote from Wellstone that captures his philosophy of public service.

Inscription:
Bench reads: "Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. It's about lessening human suffering and it's about advancing the cause of peace and justice."


A plaque attached to stone marker reads: "PAUL & SHEILA WELLSTONE MEMORIAL GARDEN / "PAUL WELLSTONE BA: 1965 PH.D.: 1969 / POLITICS IS WHAT WE CREATE, BY WHAT WE DO, WHAT WE HOPE FOR, AND WHAT WE DARE TO IMAGINE."


Dedication date: 10/12/2004

Creator: Jill Coleman, Designer

Materials & Techniques: Bronze, stone, and brick

Cost: Dr. Joel Schwartz and Gene Nichol led an effort that raised $20,000 for the memorial.

Unveiling & Dedication: Speakers included Dr. Joel Schwartz, an adjunct professor of public policy and professor emeritus of political science, and Gene Nichol, dean of UNC's School of Law.

Subject notes: Paul Wellstone, a UNC alumnus, represented Minnesota in the U.S Senate. Wellstone received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees in political science from UNC. A plane crash on October 25, 2002 took the lives of Paul, his wife, Sheila, their daughter, three campaign staffers, and two pilots.

Location: The garden wraps around the right side of Murphey Hall.

Landscape: The garden consists of numerous trees, flowers, and bushes.

City: Chapel Hill

County: Orange

Subjects: Historic Political Figures

Latitude: 
35.91054
Longitude: 
-79.0498
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