Washington, DC: Dunbar High School, 1938.
Hardcover. Quarto. Black leather-grained cloth embossed in red. Tear to the cloth along the spine has been professionally repaired, else very good. Yearbook for the important traditionally and predominantly African-American high school in Washington, DC that has numbered among its graduates Jean Toomer, Carter G. Woodson, Kelly Milly, Mary Church Terrell, Sterling Brown, and Benjamin O. Davis. This is the senior class yearbook for Jazz legend Billy Taylor. The book is Signed by much of the faculty, and most of the senior class, including Taylor ("Bill Taylor"), at his senior picture. In a contemporary hand, the recipient has written "piano artist" by his picture. Taylor is also picture in group shots of the orchestra and orchestra club. Taylor was a towering figure in jazz history as well as influential jazz pianist and composer. As the house pianist at Birdland, he played with most of the jazz greats of his era.