Event Information

  • Fri
    27
    Feb
    2015

    The Unveiling of the 2015 Black Heritage Stamp

    4:00 pm

    Lawton Main Post Office
    501 SW 5th St
    Lawton, OK

    15-RobertTaylorA

    Postmaster J.T. Hoffman will present a replica of the 2015 Black Heritage Stamp during unveiling at the Main Post Office in Downtown Lawton.  Members NAACP and the Lawton Youth Council will be on-hand to celebrate this historical event.

    The 38th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors architect and educator Robert Robinson Taylor (1868–1942). For more than three decades, Taylor supervised the design and construction of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama while also overseeing the school’s programs in industrial education and the building trades. He is believed to have been both the first black graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the country’s first academically trained black architect. The stamp features a photograph of Taylor taken circa 1890, when he was around 22 years old and a student at MIT.