Fifty Years after Whitney Young, Jr.

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Architects Foundation
Exhibition Dates: 
Aug. 27, 2018 to Nov. 24, 2018

 

nsible and equitab Few individuals have had as lasting an impact on AIA as civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr.

Legendary civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr. didn’t mince words during his keynote speech at the 1968 AIA National Convention in Portland, Oregon. The preceding decades witnessed monumental progress in America’s troubled road toward racial equality. But as he stood at the podium before the nation’s leading architectural organization, Young gazed upon a sea of almost entirely white, male faces. He saw an AIA that appeared unfazed by the changing world around it and seized the opportunity to start a conversation that carries on to this day.From his monumental AIA speech in 1968 to the architecture award that bears his name, Young’s legacy continues to challenge architects to create a more responsible and equitable field.le field. Few individuals have had as lasting an impact on AIA as civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr.

 
From his monumental AIA speech in 1968 to the architecture award that bears his name, Young’s legacy continues to challenge architects to create a more responsible and equitable field.
 
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