February 26, 2015 will go down as a day to remember for Tuskegee University when the United States Postal Service unveiled the Robert R. Taylor Commemorative Stamp.
Robert Robinson Taylor was the first African American to graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is generally recognized as the first professionally educated African-American architect in the United States. Recruited by Tuskegee's first president, Booker T. Washington, Mr. Taylor arrived at the university in 1892 where he spent nearly his entire career teaching and developing the university's architecture and construction trade program while designing more than two dozen buildings on the campus of Tuskegee University, including the home of university President Booker T. Washington, all before his death in 1942.
Because of the accomplishments and contributions made to our country through his work and perseverance, a forever stamp has been made in the honor of Mr. Robert R. Taylor. Alabama AGC was proud and honored to be on hand for such an historic event.