Beverly Loraine Greene (October 3, 1915 - August 22, 1957) is believed to the the first female African American architect, being licensed by the state of Illinois in December 1942. She worked for the Chicago Housing Authority before relocating to New York City where she earned a master's degree from Columbia. She worked with notable architects such as Isadore Rosenfield, Edward Durell Stone (Arts Complex at Sarah Lawrence College) and Marcel Breuer (UNESCO Headquarters). #TodayInBlackHistory
Langston Hughes was a poet, writer, and playwright. He became a crucial voice during the Harlem Renaissance, an African American literary movement of the 1920s and 1930s. His work celebrates the lives of black people and speaks out against their struggles.