The team is back to work together in Abidjan this week (@swiss_tph)! We can't wait to engage with our stakeholders to hear what they think would be a good intervention to combat dengue in their own communities. Stay tuned!
This February, in honor of Black History Month, ARCHIVE Global is honoring 3 pioneers of change in black communities. Find out more below and share those who have inspired you in our comments!
Hilyard Robert Robinson 1889 - 1986
Robinson was a prominent architect whose designs for public housing were so effective that they became one of the driving forces behind the first national housing act. His memorable work includes the Langston Terrace Dwellings and Ralph Bunche residence, both designed in the International style. He was the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. 1908 - 1972
Powell was an outspoken activist who served 12 terms in the House of Representatives and made his mark in Congress. With his rebellious approach to racial injustice, Powell won the allegiance and admiration of many African Americans, who saw him as a devoted fighter for civil rights. His work in the housing sector focused on advocating for affordable rent and affordable housing.
Patricia Roberts Harris, 1924-1985
Harris played a significant role in the Civil Rights Movement, and American politics. When President Jimmy Carter appointed Patricia Roberts Harris to the position of secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 1977, she became the first black woman to hold that position in a presidential cabinet. While at HUD, she started the Neighborhood Strategy Program where she directed funds to impoverished areas, which improved housing conditions and helped economic activity in urban America.
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