In recognition of the contributions Black Americans have made to our nation’s history, the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center has taken the opportunity to honor historical Black professionals and leaders to the fields of urban and transportation planning and policy in celebration of Black History Month.
Research Project Coordinator, Rachel Brown, led the effort to research and design biographical posters of six exceptional Black urbanists and display them along the fourth floor of the Bloustein School, where all visitors can view, acknowledge, and learn from the posters.
The work of amplifying and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of planning begins with recognizing pioneers. This endeavor showcases historical Black urbanists who made significant contributions to urban and transportation planning and policy and includes W.E.B. DuBois, Garrett A. Morgan, Horace Cayton Jr. and St. Clair Drake, Dorothy Mae Richardson, Samuel J. Cullers, and William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr.
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