is a prominent African-American artist and writer born on November 1
in Saint Rose
, United States
. By the time she was a teenager, the family had moved to Chicago
, where Margaret attended high school. She graduated at Chicago Teachers College
and then earned her Bachelors and Masters in Fine Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago
. Taylor-Burroughs married Bernard Goss in 1939. They later divorced. She married Charles Gordon Burroughs in 1949.
Taylor-Burroughs taught at DuSable High School for 23 years. From 1969 to 1979, she taught humanities at Kennedy-King College, a community college in Chicago. She and her husband co-founded what is now called the DuSable Museum of African-American Art in Chicago in 1961. For the first ten years of its existence, the museum operated out of the Burroughs' home and Taylor-Burroughs served as executive director. In 1989 Taylor-Burroughs won the Paul Robeson Award.