What Will You Stand For?
In 1976, President Gerald Ford mandated that the month of February would be recognized as Black History Month going forward. As part of the U.S. Bicentennial, this commemoration recognized the contributions of Black Americans, and specifically honored Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard-trained academic and historian. Black History Month replaced “Negro History Week,” which Woodson, in partnership with the organization he founded, The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, conceived in 1925 as a nation-wide commemoration of African Americans.
As an organization committed to diversifying the architecture and design industry, eradicating the effects of racism, and increasing the licensure of Black and minority architects, NOMA serves to propel our profession and diversify the field for the future. Equally important, NOMA acts as a platform for members to address issues of race and discrimination within their local communities. NOMA, take a stand against injustice, use our collective voice, rooted in the knowledge of our past, while understanding our present condition, and take action towards a just and better future.
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