Stamps are the story of us, and what a powerful story they each tell. America's greatest people, places and moments are memorialized here, honored in the art and story of limited edition stamps.
Here, Heritage is our Hero™.
Remembered for his calm determination and quiet dignity, Robert Robinson Taylor (1868-1942) is believed to have been both the first black graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the country's first academically trained black architect–accomplishments that helped open a new profession to African Americans.
His work furthered Booker T. Washington's dream of fostering not just African-American builders and carpenters, but architects who could plan the buildings.
First day of issue: February 12, 2015 Washington, DC
The Black Heritage Stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price, which is $0.49.