News: “I can’t sit at the table because I am not a good ol’ boy”: Virginia Beach architect marches for equality

By Alissa Skelton
The Virginian-Pilot
Alissa Skelton
Feb 24, 2017

Wendell Green will march 3 miles for African Americans who aspire to join his profession.

He will march for the young architects and designers he mentors, who want to live in Hampton Roads, make a living and raise families.

The 70-year-old African-American architect will march in solidarity with others who hope for a better future – one with equal opportunities for minorities and better opportunities than those he had.

“The biggest problem I have is people say minorities are always complaining,” said Green, a Virginia Beach resident who owns a firm in Chesapeake. “Well, guess what? It is not that people want to complain. They just want to feed their children, just like you do.”

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