Black History Month: J. Max Bond, Jr., Architect [1935-2009]

While J. Max Bond, Jr. was a student at Harvard University, a group of racists burned a cross outside his dormitory. Out of concern, a white professor of Bond’s at the University suggested he change his career path and put aside his dream of becoming an architect one day.  In a 2004 interview with the Washington Post, Bond recalled his professor saying, “There have never been any famous, prominent black architects… You’d be wise to choose another profession.”  However, after spending a summer working for African-American architect Paul Williams, Bond knew that he should continue following his dream and overcome racial stereotypes in the field. Continue reading “Black History Month: J. Max Bond, Jr., Architect [1935-2009]”