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Architecture in North America, African Influences on

Architecture is omnipresent. It consciously and unconsciously influences our perception of time and space. Simultaneously, it also affects how we view ourselves on a subconscious level. Because we are exposed to architecture every day throughout our lives, it is vital for the people in a society to see evidence of their contributions. Specifically, it is essential for African people in the United States to be aware of Africa’s influence on the structures that serve as the backdrop of Western imperialism.

Western civilization has created a paradigm where other cultures are marginalized or eliminated from their history books. The methodical falsification of history includes ignoring the architectural contributions of African culture. Today, the influence of African architecture can be seen in many structures in ...

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