The Life & Work of Industrial Designer Charles Harrison

The Greatest Generation?

Drawing maps in the field in West Germany, 1955

Drawing maps in the field in West Germany, 1955

This Black History Month we remember that the United States Military didn’t desegregate until the 1950’s. And despite, black progress was hampered by lack of access to GI bill benefits for housing and education for African Americans until landmark civil rights legislation in the 1960s. Despite the obstacles a few, like world-renown industrial designer, Chuck Harrison, whose story is told in A Life’s Design,  were able to use military service as a spring-board to exemplary careers when opportunities began to open for Black strivers on a world stage, if not always at home.

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