Educator, Arlington native and civic leader Alfred O. Taylor discusses the local and national contributions of residents from Arlington’s oldest African American community as related in his book, “Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley: Past and Present”.

Dr. Taylor has served on many boards and in many organizations, but his biggest personal joy is seeing the Nauck community as a viable link to the history, growth, and success of Arlington. He feels that the traditional ways of a culture can only survive if people value, learn and pass on these cultural experiences to future generations, and it is his hope that the stories that he relates in his book will inspire them to do just that. Alfred O. Taylor has a B.S. degree in Vocational Education, an M.A. degree in Administration and Supervision of Adult Education and his Ed.D in Administration of Higher Education. He served in key administrative positions at the University of the District of Columbia and after his retirement was a substitute teacher with Arlington Public Schools.

This is a presentation by the Arlington Public Library, The Center for Local History, and Arlington TV. Recorded at the Arlington Public Library in 2015.