Minority AEC Trailblazers Exhibit Opens
In Their Words: Inspirational Stories of Atlanta's Minority AEC Trailblazers Exhibit Opened at the AIA Convention 2015, Georgia World Congress Center and Center for Civil and Human Rights on May 13 & 16, 2015.
Exhibit Websites: http://www.facebook.com/AtlantaMinorityAECTrailblazers and
The fact is many of Atlanta’s iconic buildings and transformative projects have been managed, designed, engineered and constructed by minority trailblazers who overcame extreme challenges in the era of civil rights. In 2013, the Atlanta Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) hosted a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. entitled 50 Years of Diversity in Atlanta’s AEC Community; Celebrating our Trailblazers of Change, acknowledging the impact of these trailblazers and 50 years of diversity in Atlanta’s architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. The same year, the chapter entered in partnership with StoryCorps Atlanta aimed to capture the stories of inspiration and success of some of the most prominent minorities in the Atlanta AEC community. As a result, NOMA Atlanta had the extraordinary opportunity to record the stories of Oscar L Harris; C. David Moody, Jr; Cheryl McAfee; William J. Stanley III; Joseph W. Robinson Sr.; and Zubaida Musharraf. The first-ever collection of these prominent minority AEC trailblazer stories are presented in a special audiovisual experience entitled In Their Words: inspirational Stories of Atlanta's Minority AEC Trailblazers which opened at the recent American Institute of Architects National Convention in Atlanta, May 13 to 16, 2015.
Read the full press release here.