This week’s trailblazer shows us what happens when Black History Month and Women’s History Month link up.
With BHM 2022 coming to a close today, we’re highlighting Beverly Lorraine Greene, a lesser-known figure in Black history. In 1942, the engineer, architect, and urban planner became the first known licensed Black woman architect in the country at 27 years old.
Read more about her life and contributions!
So the urban planner and designer took her talents to the Big Apple. She left to work on Manhattan’s largest apartment complex, Stuyvesant Town. She is reportedly the first architect ever hired for the project. However, the complex prohibited Black people from living there and she won a scholarship to study urban planning at Columbia, which she pursued instead.