February is Black History Month and we are celebrating the work of Black architects and designers who have contributed toward and continue to shape our profession.

Below you can find resources, readings, and more to celebrate Black history this February, as well as the rest of the year:


Reading (Black-Owned Bookstores in NYC)

  • Now You See Me: An Introduction to 100 Years of Black Design by Charlene Prempeh
  • Design Justice by Sasha Costanza-Chock
  • Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X Kendi
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
  • The Source of Self Regard by Toni Morrison
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Black Built by Paul Wellington
  • Living Black: Social Life in an African American Neighborhood by Mark S. Fleisher
  • Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles


Sources: AIA, Dezeen, Seattle Museum of History & Design

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