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August 2021

Building Greensboro – Foundations of Our Mid-Century Modern History

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Over the past five years, a new storyline has emerged in Greensboro that is associated with Black builders, artists, and architects. In spite of systemic disenfranchisement typical of the mid-twentieth century, Black residents of East Greensboro expressed optimism through progressive architectural styles for mid-century modern style buildings. These middle- and high-income Black families served as patrons who commissioned young and innovative Black architects, many associated with nearby North Carolina A&T State University, to design advanced compositions that serve as a…

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