november, 2020

tue10nov12:00 pm2:00 pmFinding the Cornerstone12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Details

FINDING THE CORNERSTONE – The Wallace A. Rayfield Story

This film tells the story of two men, separated by race, education and time. However, the two are united by happenstance.

Born in Macon, Georgia in 1873, Wallace Augustus Rayfield was the second university-educated African American architect. His most familiar design is Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. The church was the site of the 1963 bomb blast that killed four young girls. He designed hundreds of structures throughout the South prior to the Great Depression. Today, around the country, many of the buildings Rayfield designed are still standing.

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