The U.S. Postal Service will release its latest stamp in the Black Heritage Series on Feb. 12, paying tribute to Robert Robinson Taylor.
From The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, “Taylor was the son or a former slave. In 1892, he received a degree in architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was MIT’s first Black graduate. Soon after earning his degree, Taylor joined the faculty at what was then the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. There he developed the school’s architecture program and designed more than 20 buildings on the Tuskegee campus. Several of these building are still in use at the university.”
The Postal Service has honored 38 African Americans over the years.