An African-American educator, political activist and race leader of the early twentieth century. He is son to a white Scots-American merchant and Mary Frances Taylor. When he was just 12 years old, he migrated to New York with his parents. He is also avfirst African American president of Atlanta University. He initially started working at the lawyer's office and then at a restaurant. Later, he returned to the South and worked as a professor at Roger Williams University. He also became President of Morehouse University in 1929. He died at the age of sixty seven due to pneumonia.
Talking about his personal life, he married his lover who professionally was a well-known social reformer. Together they were perfect couple sharing common happiness and mutual understanding and they were very loyal to each other because during their life time they were not involved in any kind of extra marital affair. Together they were blessed with children but they never disclosed their name.