From Robert Robinson Taylor to Paul R. Williams, Black Architects have contributed significantly to architecture in the nineteenth century in all styles from Beaux Arts ranging through Art Deco and International Style. As minorities they achieved projects both nationally and internationally with great odds against them. King focuses on architects who were born Black in the 19th century and their contribution and achievements in the architectural profession. Robert Arthur King, FAIA, architect has taught at the New York School of Interior Design since 1988. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Architectural Association Graduate School in London. In addition, he has published three books. His practice is focused in the restoration of historic buildings in New York City.