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Hollywood's Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story

Paul R. Williams Blazes a Trail for Black Architects

When he expressed a desire to pursue architecture, Paul R. Williams encountered the “blank wall of discouragement.” Despite the lack of support, he achieved his dream of becoming an architect by exploring all the avenues he could. Dr. Wesley Henderson, architectural historian; Karen Hudson and Paul Hudson, Williams’ grandchildren, explain the keen strength and prowess of Paul R. Williams.

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Hollywood's Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story

Hollywood's Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story

African American architect Paul R. Williams had a life story that could have been dreamed up by a Hollywood screenwriter. From the early 1920s until his retirement 50 years later, Williams was one of the most successful architects in the country.
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