Decoding Black Stories Built Into the Environment

May 7, 2021

Students Take Deep Dive Into Links Between African American History, Architecture and Urban Planning.

Young boy by a snowball vendor in 1940s Harlem Park.
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A young boy hovers expectantly near a snowball vendor in 1940s Harlem Park, a middle class Black neighborhood in Baltimore that declined following an urban renewal plan imposed by the city in the late 1950s. A UMD architecture researcher's class this seme

Read about Marques King’s new architecture course, which examines the links between architecture, urban planning and the African American experience in America, in this feature for Maryland Today.