Over the years, Sweet Blackberry has shared history on the barriers many African Americans had to cross to receive an adequate education. But once, that education was received, there were still rules in place barring Black people from jobs regardless of their talent. Architecture was one of those professions.
Still today, African American architects make up only 2% of all licensed architects in the U.S. African American women make up 0.3%. In this post, Sweet Blackberry celebrates these pioneers by showcasing their achievements. You may also read more about the impact racism has, and continues to have, on this profession here.