BY MALAIKA JABALI via https://www.essence.com/
BEVERLY LORRAINE GREENE, A CHICAGO NATIVE, MADE HER MARK ACROSS THE GLOBE WITH HER DESIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.
This week’s trailblazer shows us what happens when Black History Month and Women’s History Month link up.
With BHM 2022 coming to a close today, we’re highlighting Beverly Lorraine Greene, a lesser-known figure in Black history. In 1942, the engineer, architect, and urban planner became the first known licensed Black woman architect in the country at 27 years old.
01Beverly Lorraine Greene moved to NYC from Chicago to work on the Stuyvesant Town housing complex
Lorraine was born in 1915 in Chicago, Illinois. Highly educated, she received her Bachelor in Architecture in 1936, a Master’s degree in city planning in 1937, and a Master’s degree in architecture at Columbia University in 1945. Despite her…