Dr. Alfred O. Taylor to speak at February Civic Association Meeting

Pictured (left to right): Dr. Alfred Taylor, Lacy Ward Jr, Kimberley Graves, Michael Jones – Photo by Pat Jarrett

Pictured (left to right): Dr. Alfred Taylor, Lacy Ward Jr, Kimberley Graves, Michael Jones – Photo by Pat Jarrett

In honor of Black History Month, Dr. Alfred O. Taylor, a notable fixture in Arlington civic life, will speak at the February Citizens Association meeting, 7 pm, Wednesday, February 24, at the Langston-Brown Community Center.

Dr. Taylor will discuss the local and national contributions of residents from one of Arlington's oldest African American communities as featured in his book, "Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley: Past and Present.”

Dr. Taylor has served as president of the Nauck Civic Association, on the boards of numerous organizations and was president of the local NAACP branch in the 1990s. For his work in promoting education and civic advocacy, he was presented with the Arlington branch of the NAACP’s highest accolade, the Charles P. Monroe Civil Rights Award.   

He has worked for the federal government and at the University of the District of Columbia, and as a substitute teacher with the Arlington Public Schools.