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February first marked the beginning of the month-long celebration of Black History Month in the Americas. What started as one week of recognition, established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson with the name “Negro History Week”, was expanded and renamed Black History Month in the 1970s. Today, Black History Month is officially celebrated during February in the United States and Canada.
In the coming weeks, ULI will spotlight the many achievements of ULI’s African American members and projects with notable impact on the Black community. The activities highlighted below are only a snapshot of the work that has occurred at ULI in the last year to foster change.
It is important to acknowledge that the history of urban planning and development in the United States has included racist practices and caused both economic and social harm to Black and Brown communities for generations. ULI believes that current and future industry actions can—and must—remedy the impact of exclusionary practices, thereby creating access and fostering unity. ULI will continue to create programs that facilitate dialogue about issues of race and equity, and that lead to tangible change. To learn more about land use and racism:
Additional resources available at Real Estate and Social Equity | ULI Americas.
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