History Project Participants


While we sponsored the initial historic research, the community members have quickly become the driving force behind the project. We are now helping to coordinate their efforts and document the history they are bringing to light.

Richard Johnson - Initial Organizer & Developer

(919) 271-1021 Richard-CitySpace@nc.rr.com
Richard is the lead developer of two restoration and redevelopment projects in the historic 4th Ward area, Rosengarten Park and Dorothea 2010. The two developments include 80% of the remaining homes in the 4th Ward, and will fully restore every house within their boundaries. .

Anne Fahim - Initial Organizer & Architectural Consultant

(212) 229-9852 afaspc@gmail.com
Anne is an architect with a background in historic restoration and preservation. She has been the backbone of this project and has donated a great amount of time and professional expertise. You can see some of her previous work on her website.


We owe a debt of thanks to these folks who have lent us a helping hand in what can seem like an overwhelming task.

Linda Simmons-Henry

Director of Library Services, Saint Augustine's College, author of Culture Town and The Heritage of Blacks in North Carolina
Ms. Simmons-Henry co-authored "Culture Town", the only book we know of that documents the history of the 4th ward to-date. This incredible resource has been the foundation of our research. She has also personally shared her time and provided direction for the project.

Everett Ward

Director of the Historically Black College & University and Minority Serving Institutes Program, former Executive Director of the North Carolina Democratic Party.
As a former resident of the 4th Ward and a pillar of the community, Mr. Ward has been instrumental in directing our efforts, making introductions, and organizing interviews and events.