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Jana Cephas speaks during a panel discussion.

Jana Cephas speaks during a panel discussion.

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‘Black Spaces Matter’

Architecture exhibit highlights New Bedford black neighborhood

The McCormick Gallery at the Boston Architectural College celebrated the opening of their show “Black Spaces Matter” on Friday, December 1. Running through January 29, 2018, the multi-media installation examines the abolitionist neighborhood near the New Bedford Whaling Historical Park, which was home to a diverse mix of African-American and white abolitionists in the eighteenth century. This lens fosters a broader discussion of racial politics in architecture and urban planning.