Father Taylor was featured in a Sewanee: The University of The South article highlighting his many achievements and his service to The Episcopal Church.
“To Taylor, environmental justice and racial equality go hand in hand. Growing up on the Thomas-Taylor Farm in Franklin County, North Carolina, he did not have the luxury of separating the two. His ancestors were enslaved and forced to work the land for over 75 years. At the end of the Civil War, the newly emancipated Dodd Thomas went to the owner of the property, North Carolina Senator and member of the General Assembly John Thomas, and asked to purchase fifteen acres. Little by little, the descendants of Dodd Thomas added to the purchase and farmed the land. Jemonde Taylor represents the seventh generation of those descendants who grew up on the farm, which now grows wheat and soybeans.”