Author Talk: Ellen Weiss
Ellen Weiss discusses her book, Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee: An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington. Taylor, the first trained African American architect, spent summers on the Vineyard during the 1880ís. While away from the Island, Taylor designed the campus of Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute. With a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, author Ellen Weiss shows how a black youth born in North Carolina earned a professional architecture degree at MIT and used his skills to further Washington's agenda of solidarity, racial pride, and progress. Books available for purchase/signing.
For the Benefit of:
Martha's Vineyard Museum
Directions: Spring Street is the first left off of Main Street Vineyard Haven. However, if you're driving Spring goes one way onto Main, so you must go to the next street, Center, take a left, go two blocks, go left and then make the next left, looping you back around. Town Hall is the large building with double staircase on the left. Second block on Spring from Main if you're walking.