Annotated Bibliography Draft

  • Zipf, Catherine. “The Architecture of American Slavery: Teaching the Black Lives Matter Movement to Architects.” Radical Teacher, no. 106, Fall2016, pp. 97-105. EBSCOhost,

In this article, Catherine discusses the broad teaches of The BLM or (Black Lives Matter) movement and how it correlated to her studies of “The Architecture of American Slavery” at a engaging seminar at Roger Williams University. She argues that her studies showed that the involvement and evolution of “The Architecture of American Slavery” by tying in the new principles of the Black Lives Matter Movement. She uses different articles and other research to prove that her course would benefit the understanding of slavery, its architecture, and how it is used today. This article will help show me the many connections of the modern Black Lives Matter campaign to the early and important different slavery artifacts that Catherine discovered in her teaching at the seminar.

  •  Davis, Kimberly. “Black Architects: Embracing and Defining Culture.” Ebony, vol. 60, no. 12, Oct. 2005, pp. 108-114. EBSCOhost,

In this article, Kimberly emphasized the beauty of African American cultures by showing how people embrace it and define it. Kimberly Davis argues that there is a huge lack in the architects in the African American community. She makes and uses demands for there to be more involvement and advancement in this culture today in modern times. This article will help me understand the teachings of the education that is taught in African American culture.

  •  McGuigan, Cathleen. “Architecture and the History of Race: The Story of the African American Record, vol. 204, no. 10, Oct. 2016, p. 21. EBSCOhost,

In this article Cathleen Mcguigan, uses her own personal experience of growing up African American to show us how it correlated to the built environment. She includes a lot of detailed information about how the African American culture was used in the built environment today, and what is not today. She provides the audience with detailed examples and situations that surfaced the Africa American community. This article helps provide me with knowledge from a actual primary source, due from all this information coming from her own past experiences. This also showed me that she used her past experience to connect not only being black but also a mean of just being American.

  •  Czarnecki, John. “Illuminating a Culture through Architecture.” Contract, vol. 57, no. 8, Oct. 2016, p. 18. EBSCOhost,

In this article, John discusses the one and only Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is located in Washington. He shows the audience that there are a lot of triumph in forms of architects and in forms of many designs that brings the building to life. He also includes that the museum is a place where many African American go to understand the history of the culture and embrace the beautiful historic artifacts. This article will help me and others know where some of the most historic artifacts and designs are and what the importance is of them.

  •  Nelson, Louis P. “The Architectures of Black Identity: Buildings, Slavery, and Freedom in the Caribbean and the American South.” Winterthur Portfolio, vol. 45, no. 2, Summer, pp. 177-193. EBSCOhost,

In this article, Louis Nelson takes a major focus on the historic architecture in Jamaica that relates to African American culture and architecture. Louis uses many pictures in the article to visually prove to us the resemblance. He shows us how many of the architects are built and how they are similar to other culture but African American culture relates to it the most. This article helps me make many connections to the Parting Ways article because of the resemblance that both articles found in architects from African American cultures.

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