Green Book Architecture and History Presentation by Kiwana McClung
Join us from 5 to 7 p.m. for an evening presentation by Kiwana McClung, Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Green Book research conducted by Associate Professor McClung concerns all of the sites and physical structures listed under the Louisiana sections of all The Negro Motorist Green Books produced by Victor H. Green from 1939-1967, and seeks to unearth the stories related to these listings. These narratives will include the routes of travel that people of color would have considered safe for navigating the Jim Crow landscape of Louisiana, as well as the major events affecting travel and the listing's inclusion in the Green Book.
$10 ticket includes admission to The Negro Green Book exhibition.
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Kiwana T. McClung, Assoc. AIA, NOMA is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, and an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Kiwana has worked on a variety of architectural and planning projects as an Architectural Designer with Coleman Partners Architects LLC. in Baton Rouge, LA and emerymcclure architecture LLC. In Lafayette, LA. She has served as faculty advisor to the UL chapter of NOMAS, the student organization for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) since 2013. In 2016, Kiwana was awarded the ACSA Diversity Achievement Award for her work with UL NOMAS and her efforts in increasing diversity within a school of architecture and curricula.
The Negro Motorist Green Book was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with Candacy Taylor, and made possible through the generous support of Exxon Mobil Corporation.