In the architecture field, African Americans are underrepresented with progress on diversifying the field remaining slow. While African Americans made up 13 percent of the total U.S. population in 2010, only 2 percent of licensed architects in the U.S. are African American. Despite this, black architects have always had a huge impact on the nation’s capital.
Below, Curbed DC has compiled a list of buildings, parks, public art, and libraries in the District, each designed by notable black architects, such as Michael Marshall and John Anderson Lankford.
Note: The mapped points have been ordered geographically, from the most north to the most south.Read More