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Pioneering Black Architects Honored

DURHAM, NC – To honor Black History Month, Triangle Modernist Houses.com (TMH) has launched a new online archive entitled “Pioneering Black Architects in North Carolina.” The series is a sequel to last year’s popular “Pioneering Women in North Carolina Architecture.”


This series focuses on black design professionals before 1970, those “who followed their hearts into architecture despite great resistance from both society and their own industry,” says George Smart, TMH founder and director. Mechanics and Farmers Bank, The Michael Okoli Agency, and architect Arthur Clement provided financial support for the series.


“Today there are many minority architects in North Carolina, but before 1970 it was another story, and not a nice one,” Smart says. “The field of architecture made choosing the profession nearly impossible for minorities. In North Carolina, there were almost none for decades.”


According to TMH research, there were only two black architects registered in North Carolina in 1950. By 1980, the number increased to 65. Among the number of black architects practicing in the state today are prominent North Carolinians Phil Freelon, FAIA, principal of The Freelon Group in Durham, and Harvey Gantt, FAIA, principal of Gantt Huberman Architects in Charlotte.


Over the next few months, the series will profile approximately 20 architects.


It begins with six: Robert Robinson Taylor (1868-1942), a native of Wilmington, NC, and the first professionally trained black architect in the United States; Chatham County native Gaston Alonzo Edwards (1875-1943), the first black architect licensed in North Carolina and the only one for many years; William Alfred Streat, Jr., AIA (1920-1994), who served as professor and chair of the Architectural Engineering Department at NCA&T University in Greensboro from 1949 until he retired; Clinton Eugene Gravely, AIA; Joseph Henry Yongue, AIA; and Arthur John Clement, the first black student accepted into the NCSU School of Design in Raleigh.


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

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