Being the only HBCU to be designated as a National Historic Site, Tuskegee University holds an abundance of Black history. That is also true about the architect who set the stage of the institution’s Blackness.
Taylor was recruited by Booker T. Washington to be designer and construction manager for Tuskegee University, a role he served for nearly 40 years.
Taylor created a Black space physically and educationally for Black students. His story reminds us that when we set our own stage there’s no limits to the impacts our stories can tell.