In honor of 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs, the Atlanta Chapter of the
National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) is pleased to announce a series of events entitled
“50 Years of Diversity in Atlanta’s AEC Community; Celebrating our Trailblazers of Change”
acknowledging the impact of these trailblazers and 50 years of diversity in Atlanta’s architecture,
engineering and construction industries.
The celebration will focus on the progress made in diversity and collaboration over the past 50 years
as we acknowledge the past, succeed in the present, and aspire to the future. The events will honor the significance
of The March and achievements of some of the trailblazers in American and Atlanta history through a number of activities,
presentations and panel discussions.
These tributes will be personal retrospectives delivered by their
children. We believe that the children have a unique perspective on what it was like to grow up under
these trailblazers and the impact it had on their lives; as well as the lives of others in the community. The
presenters will also give their impressions on how they believe The March affected their family, and how
their parents’ path and accomplishments have all culminated into their present day experiences.
Presenters of the program will be Cheryl L. McAfee, FAIA, Chuck Johnson II, Michael Russell and Jeffrey
L. Robinson, AIA, NOMA. There will also be a reception for networking amongst attendees and guest
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, NOMA Atlanta felt it would
be a unique opportunity to explore the complex issues of diversity in the profession and encourage a