Robert Robinson Taylor – MIT’s first black graduate, irst accredited African-American architect and more…
American architect; by some accounts the first accredited African-American architect. He was also the first African-American student enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1888. Additionally, he designed many of the buildings on the campus of Tuskegee University prior to 1932, and he served as second-in-command to its founder and first President, Booker T. Washington – Wikipedia.
- aaregistry.org – Robert Robinson Taylor.
- The 38th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors architect and educator Robert Robinson Taylor.
- Blackpast.org – Taylor, Robert Robinson.
- Tuskegee president to speak at national U.S. stamp unveiling for Robert R. Taylor.
- Stamp Honors MIT’s First Black Graduate.
- The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.
- From ‘Tech’ to Tuskegee: The Life of Robert Robinson Taylor.
- Listed in MIT’s “Notable Alumni” (ladyada is there too now! Makers & Hackers).
- Spotlight on Alumni and Student Pursuits & Key Professors and Administrators (BA MIT).
- His granddaughter is Valerie June Bowman Jarrett, a Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama administration.