Title

The Manifesto Off the Shelf: Educating Black Architects at Morgan State University

Authors

Gabriel Kroiz

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Architectural Education

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

This study will look at the education of black architects in the undergraduate Architecture and Environmental Design Program (BSAED) at Morgan State University (MSU) relative to the vision of its founding director, Melvin Mitchell. Though retiring shortly after the start of the program in 2001, Mitchell left on the shelf his book The Crisis of the African-American Architect, which included a manifesto for educating black architects for the 21st century. Examining Mitchell's book provides for an evaluation of the current program and pedagogy, relative to Mitchell's vision of the future of black architecture and black architects.

DOI

10.1080/10464883.2013.817159

Keywords

Education; Economic Advancement

Disciplines

Architecture

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