Description from Amazon
A powerful, visually stunning celebration of Black homeownership, featuring inspiring homes and family histories of notable Black Americans—including chef Alexander Smalls and actor Danielle Brooks.
In their new book, Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason explore the Black family home and its role as haven, heirloom, and cornerstone of Black culture and life. Sixteen gorgeous house tours invite you into the intimate spaces of actors and musicians, the creative studios of artists and curators, the “boss” offices of entrepreneurs and executives, and homes filled with pieces handed down from generations past. Woven throughout, urgent explorations of the roots of the Black homeownership gap shed light on the obstacles many Black Americans still face today.
Showcasing the amazing diversity of the Black experience through striking art- and heirloom-filled interiors; stories of family and community; and histories exploring the obstacles Black homeowners have faced for generations, this groundbreaking book honors the journey, recognizes the struggle, and celebrates the joy.