Morgan State University

Morgan project aims to help diversify architecture, historic preservation fields

Morgan project aims to help diversify architecture, historic preservation fields

Just a handful of monuments that celebrate prominent African-Americans exist in Baltimore, a city so well known for its historic sites that it bears the moniker “The Monumental City.”

Dale Green, a professor of architecture and historic preservation at Morgan State University, blames the absence on the lack of African Americans in the architecture and historic preservation fields.

“The majority of those monuments [in Baltimore] don’t represent the true history and culture of this city,” Green said, noting the city does not have a monument dedicated to abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who was born in Maryland.

To correct this, Green has recruited six students from the...

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