A one-time Republican Independent, Taylor worked with Frederick Douglass and other powerful Black figures but those connections soured as Taylor didn’t quite follow the party’s agenda. In 1904, Little Rock’s National Nero Liberty Party asked him to be their candidate in a challenge to Theodore Roosevelt. The bid was unsuccessful and Taylor returned to journalism. Taylor relocated to Jacksonville, Fla., finding work as a reporter before eventually becoming the managing editor of the Florida Sentinel. Taylor died in 1925.

(Photo: Eartha M.M. White Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida)

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