Philip Freelon Bio

Philip Freelon Biography, Age, Death Cause, Net Worth

Who is Philip Freelon

Philip Freelon, was a famous American architect. He is known for leading the design team of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Philip Freelon Biography

He was born on 26 March 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He has died at the age of 67.

Quick Bio
Full Name Philip Freelon
Born March 26, 1952
Death 7 June 2019
Age 67 years
Profession Architect
Spouse Nnenna Freelon (m. 1979)
Children Pierce Freelon
Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University
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Philip is the grandson of pioneer African American impressionist Allan Randall Freelon, Sr. He is married to six-time Grammy nominee, Nnenna Freelon. He is the father of three children, Deen, Maya, and Pierce.

Their son Pierce Freelon is a Hip-Hop artist a professor at North Carolina Central University and the founder of a website called Blackademics where he has interviewed many notable figures such as Angela Davis, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, and Jesse Jackson.

Pierce ran as a mayoral candidate in the Durham, North Carolina, mayoral race in 2017.

Deen Freelon is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at American University studying social media and politics.

Daughter Maya Freelon Asante is an award-winning visual artist and wife of filmmaker, author and activist, M.K. Asante, Jr.

Death Cause

Freelon was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2016. on 7 June 2019, he passed away at the age of 67.


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