Singer. Born– May 26, 1949, in Shreveport, La. Parents– Hank and Audrey Williams. Married– Gwen Yeargain. Children– One. Married– Beck White. Toured with Audrey Williams’ Caravan of Stars; appeared in musical shows and film “My Cheating Heart”; recorded songs.


Who’s Who in America.

Joint Publication(s):

Living Proof; an Autobiography. New York; Putnam, 1979.



Professor of journalism. Born June 1, 1918, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– William Percy and Lucy (Cowan) Williams. Married– Mary Elizabeth Roberts, 1948. Children– Three. Education– Murray State College, B.A., 1940; University of Mississippi, M.A., 1941, Ph.D., 1955. Taught at Boston University, 1949-1951; University of Mississippi, 1951-1954; Michigan State University, 1954-1956; Memphis State University, 1956-. Established Dept. of Journalism, Memphis State University, 1956. Researcher for Harry S. Truman’s Truman’s Memoirs, May-December, 1954. The Herbert Lee Williams Award for excellence in teaching is awarded each year by the School of Communications at Memphis State University. Died February 16, 2004.


Contemporary Authors online; Who’s Who in America.


The Newspaperman’s President; Harry S. Truman. Chicago; Nelson-Hall, 1984.

No Room for Doubt. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1976.

Joint Publication(s):

Newspaper Organization and Management. Ames; Iowa State College Press, 1955.


Modern Journalism. New York; Pitman Pub. Co., 1962.



Williams, Margaret Johnson



Publisher; editor.  Born– June 22, 1951, Chambers County.  Education–Samford University.  Began his career as a journalist and free-lance writer; worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center, 1976-86; founded its Klanwatch Project, 1980.  Founded and operated the Black Belt Press, 1986-1999.  co-founded the NewSouth Press in 2000 (with partner Suzanne LaRosa), served as its editor-in-chief.


NewSouth books website.


Johnnie Carr.  NewSouth, 2001.

No Man’s Yoke on My Shoulders:  Personal Accounts of Slavery in Florida.  John F. Blair, Publisher, 2005.

One Hundred Things You Need to Know about Alabama. Whitman Publishing, 2016.

W.E.B. DuBois: A Scholar’s Courageous Life.  NewSouth, 2001.

Weren’t No Good Times:  Personal Accounts of Slavery in Alabama.  John F. Blair, 2004.


History Refused to Die:  The Enduring Legacy of African American Art in Alabama.  Tinwood Books, 2015.

Sports Rehabilitation and the Human Spirit:  How the Landmark Program at the Lakeshore Foundation Rebuilds Bodies and Restores Lives. NewSouth, 2013.

This Day in Civil Rights History.  New South, 2009.


Alabama Guide: Our People, Resources, and Government2009.  Montgomery:  Alabama Department of Archives and History, 2009.

The Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism and Violence. Montgomery:  Klanwatch, 1982.





High school teacher. Born– 1901 in Gadsden, Ala. Parents– Joseph Eugene and Minne Stella (Moore) Williams. Education– Alabama College, A.B.; Peabody College, M.A.; attended Columbia, Duke, Harvard, George Washington Universities.


Alabama Department of Archives & History.


These Are Mine; One Williams Family Lineage. Washington, D.C., 1964.


University professor of journalism; writer.  Education:  Principia College (Elsah, Ill.), B.A.; Ph. D., University of Alabama.  Professor of journalism, Samford University.


Wings of Opportunity:  The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910.  NewSouth Books, 2010.

A Rare Titanic Family:  The Caldwells’ Story of Survival.

The Significance of the Printed Word in Early America:  Colonists’ Thoughts on the Role of the Press. Praeger, 1999.



Historian; college professor. Born April 2, 1946, in Jackson, MS. Parents– Lee E. and Ruth Mae (Harris) Williams. Married– Rosetta Cassandra, December 22, 1973. Children– One. Education– Knoxville College, B.A., 1968; East Tennessee State University, M.A., 1970; Mississippi State University, Ph.D., 1975. Taught at Middle Tennessee State University, 1969-1972, University of Alabama, Huntsville, 1972. Director of Office of Multicultural Affairs at UAH. Published papers, articles and reviews in anthologies, proceedings, newspapers and periodicals. Awarded first MLK Award for outstanding faculty and staff at UAH, 2000.


Contemporary Authors online; Lee Erskine Williams, II, Huntsville, Ala.

Joint Publication(s):

Anatomy of Four Race Riots; Racial Conflict in Knoxville, Elaine (Arkansas), Tulsa, and Chicago, 1919-1921. Hattiesburg; University and College Press of Mississippi, 1972.

Post-War Riots in America, 1919 and 1946:  How the Pressures of War Exacerbated American Urban Tensions to the Breaking Point.  Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 1991.



Writer. Born– February 6, 1902, in Elkton, Tenn. Parents– George W. and Mary (Hanna) Johnson. Married– Horace G. Williams, June 29, 1923. Education– Judson College, A.B., 1922; University of Texas, A.M., 1924. Wrote Christian training literature for Southern Baptist Sunday School Board, twenty years. Died Feb. 6, 1991.


Alabama Public Library Service; Mrs. Horace G. Williams, Tuscaloosa, Ala.


Almost Sixty Years Together. Birmingham, Ala.; Delene W. Williams, 1986.

Fighters for Freedom. Nashville; Convention Press, 1958.



Williams, Bess Bradford



Butterworth, William Edmund, III



Physician; medical administrator. Born– July 24, 1888, in Uchee, Russell County, Ala. Parents– Arthur R. and Susan (Tatum) Williams. Married– Annie Worrill Perry, February 26, 1913. Children– One. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1907; University of Alabama School of Medicine, Mobile, M.D., 1910. Practiced in Madison and Russell Counties until 1916. U.S. Public Health Service, Colorado, mine rescue work; served in Chicago, New Orleans and Tampico, Mexico, for treatment of bubonic plague victims; Phoenix; Washington, D.C., 1917-. On staff, Surgeon General of the United States, as editor Weekly Public Health Report. Chief Medical Officer, Farm Security Administration; Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service. Chief, Georgia Division of Hospital and Medical Facilities Construction Program (Hill-Burton Hospital Program). Died December 1984.


The Fiftieth Anniversary of Ralph Chester Williams and Annie Worrill Perry, February 26, 1913-February 16, 1963; Alabama Dept. of Archives and History.


The United States Public Health Service, 1798-1950. Washington, D.C.; Commissioned Officers Association of the United States Public Health Service, 1951.


Nursing Home Management. New York; F. W. Dodge, 1959.



Law enforcement officer. Born– September 29, 1935, in Crosbyton, Tex. Parents– Albert Lewis and Neola (Bell) Williams. Married– Vergnel Campbell Smith, June 6, 1957. Children– One. Married– Velma Arlene Minor, December 23, 1974. Children– One. Education– West Texas State University, B.S., 1966; Southern Illinois University, 1966-1968; University of Alabama, Ph.D., 1971. Farmer, 1953-1960; policeman, 1960-1970. Taught criminal justice at University of Alabama, 1971. Member– International Association of Chiefs of Police, American Society of Criminology, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, U.S. Parachute Association


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 57.


Convicts, Codes and Contraband; the Prison Life of Men and Women. Cambridge, Mass.; Ballinger Pub., 1974.

Dictionary of American Penology; an Introductory Guide. Westport, Conn.; Greenwood Press, 1979.

Joint Publication(s):

Introduction to Criminal Justice. Albany, N.Y.; Delmar, 1982.


Victimology; a New Focus, Vol, 2, Society’s Reaction to Victimization. Lexington, Mass.; Lexington Books, 1974.



Historian. Born– April 26, 1916, in Philadelphia, Pa. Married– Ruthie. Children– Two. Education– University of Florida, A.B., 1939; A.M., 1946; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1954. Served in U.S. Army, 1941-1945 and 1950-1952; attained rank of Colonel. Chief Editor, U.S. Air Force Historical Division, 1954-1957. Taught at University of Florida, 1948-1954; Auburn University, 1957-1983.  Assistant editor, Florida Historical Quarterly, 1948-1954; Associate editor, Textile History Review, 1960-1964. Member Lee County Democratic Club; Organization of American Historians. Died October 14, 1997.


Directory of American Scholars.


American Political Writers, 1801-1973. Boston; Twayne, 1981.

Florida Politics in the Gilded Age, 1877-1893. Gainesville; University Presses of Florida, 1975.


A collection of the papers of Edward Charles Williamson is held by the special collections department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University.



Professor of English. Born– April 13, 1930, in Gurley, Ala. Married– Mary Stone. Children– Four. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1951; University of Michigan, M.A., 1955, Ph.D., 1960. Taught English at the University of Kentucky, 1957-1959; University of Alabama, 1959-1990; professor and director of graduate studies, Dept. of English. Author of many scholarly articles in professional journals. Member– South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Modern Language Association, National Council of Teachers of English. Died March 22, 2006.


Obituary, Tuscaloosa News, March 24, 2006.

Contemporary Authors online.

 Directory of American Scholars.


The Liberalism of Thomas Arnold. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1964.



Secretary, teacher. Born– May 25, 1901, in Clanton, Ala. Parents– John Boyd and Mary Ann Rebecca (Popwell) Farley. Married– Harlum E. Willis, December 5, 1934. Children– One. Education– Chilton County High School; Southern Junior College, Ooltewah, Tenn. Secretary-bookkeeper, Alabama Conference, Seventh Day Adventists, Clanton, 1923-1928; secretary, Southern Publishing Association, Nashville, 1928-1931. Taught elementary grades, 1960-1966. Published Bible and childrens’ stories in magazines and newspapers. Died January 6, 1997.


Mary Farley Willis, Clanton, Ala.


As It Was On Pa’s Farm. Mountain View, Calif.; Pacific Press Pub. Association, 1980.

People of That Book. Hagerstown, Md.; Review and Herald Pub. Association, 1981.



Teacher. Born– January 6, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio. Parents– Carl F. and Marguerite (Purdy) Willman. Married– Dorothy Overton, June 26, 1949. Children– Two. Education– Mount Union College, B.S.; University of Alabama, M.S., Ed.D; Ohio State University, doctoral work-geology. Worked for Texas Co. and Skiles Drilling Co., summers, 1947-1949. Taught at Tuscaloosa County High School, 1951-1953; Tuscaloosa High School, 1953-1955; Jacksonville State University, 1958-; dean of students 1958-1964, professor, College of Education, 1959-1982, adjunct professor, 1982-. Member– Phi Delta Kappa.


Leon D. Willman, Jacksonville, Ala.


Gem and Mineral Localities of Southeastern United States. 2 vols. Anniston, Ala., 1963-1970.



Novelist. Born– May 8, 1835, in Columbus, Ga. Parents– Mathew Ryan and Sarah Skrine (Howard) Evans. Married– L.M. Wilson,  December 2, 1868. Education– Tutorship by mother; private schools; read extensively on her own. . Lived in Russell County, Ala., 1839-1845; San Antonio, Texas, 1845-1849; Mobile, 1849-1909. Broke engagement to James Spaulding, publisher of the New York World, because of her sympathies with Confederacy.  Worked as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War; founded Camp Beulah, a hospital in Mobile.. Wrote Macaria to raise morale of Confederate soldiers; banned among one Northern general’s troops. Most popular novelist in country during and after war.  Died May 9, 1909.ca


Encyclopedia of Southern History; Hubbell’s South in American Literature; Fidler’s Augusta Evans Wilson; Papashvily’s All the Happy Endings; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.


At the Mercy of Tiberius. New York; G. W. Dillingham, 1887.

Beulah. New York; Carleton, 1869.

Devota. New York; G. W. Dillingham, 1907.

Inez, a Tale of the Alamo. New York; Harper & Brothers, 1855.

Infelice. New York; G. W. Dillingham, 1889.

Macaria; or, Altars of Sacrifice. Richmond; West, and Johnson, 1864.

St. Elmo. New York; Grossett & Dunlap, 1866.

A Speckled Bird. New York; A. L. Burt, 1902.

Vashti; or, “Until Death Do Us Part.” New York; Carleton, 1869.


A collection of the papers of Augusta Evans Wilson is held by the Hoole Spceial Collections Library at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.



Entomologist. Born– June 10, 1929, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Edward Osborne and Inez (Freeman) Wilson. Married– Irene Kelley, October 30, 1955. Children– One. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1945; M.S., 1950; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1955. Taught at Harvard, 1956-; member, Society of Fellows, 1953-1956. Developed first quantitative theory of species equilibrium; studies entomology and biology of ants. Awarded, national Medal for Science, 1976; Distinguished Service Award, American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1976; Leidy Medal, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, 1979; Pulitzer Prize, nonfiction, 1979. Member– National Academy of Science, America Philosophical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Who’s Who in America.


The Ants of Polynesia (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Honolulu; Entomology Dept., Bernice P. Bishop Museum, 1967.

Behavior of Daceton Armigerum (Latreille), with a Classification of Self-grooming Movements in Ants. Cambridge, Mass.; The Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College, 1962.

Biophilla. Cambridge; Harvard University Press, 1984.

The Insect Societies. Cambridge, Mass.; Belknap Press, Harvard University Press, 1971.

Life; Cells, Organisms, Populations. Sunderland, Mass.; Sinauer Associates, 1977.

A Monographic Revision of the Ant Genus Lasius. Cambridge, Mass.; The Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College, 1955.

On Human Nature. Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 1978.

Sociobiology; the Synthesis. Cambridge, Mass.; Belknap Press, Harvard University Press, 1975.

Studies on the Ant Fauna of Melenesia. Cambridge, Mass.; The Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College, 1958.

Joint Publication(s):

The Ants. Cambridge; Harvard University Press, 1990.

Biodiversity. Washington, D.C.; National Academy Press, 1988.

Caste and Ecology in the Social Insects. Princeton N.J.; Princeton University Press, 1978.

Genes, Mind and Culture; the Coevolutionary Process. Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 1981.

The Insects; Readings from Scientific American. San Francisco; W. H. Freeman, 1977.

Life on Earth. Stamford, Conn.; Sinauer Associates, 1971.

Promethean Fire; Reflections on the Origin of the Mind. Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 1983.

A Report on the Imported Fire Ant Solenopsis Saevissina var, Richteri Forel in Alabama, 1949.

The Theory of Island Biogeography. Princeton, N.J.; Princeton University Press, 1967.


Animal Behavior; Readings from Scientific American. San Francisco; W. H. Freeman, 1975.

Ecology, Evolution and Population Biology; Readings from Scientific American. San Francisco; W. H. Freeman, 1974.



Teacher. Born– November 13, 1900, in Valdosta, Ga. Married– 1937. Education– Emory University, Ph.B., 1922; Harvard, A.M., 1927, Ph.D., 1934. Taught English at Northwestern University, 1927-1931; University of Mississippi, 1934-1936; Cornell University, 1937-1944; Queens College, N.Y., 1945-1946; New York University, 1946-1967. Research fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library, 1936-1937. Retired, 1967, to Birmingham, Ala..


Directory of American Scholars.


England’s Eliza. Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 1939.

Prince Henry and English Literature. Ithaca, N.Y.; Cornell University Press, 1946.

Santayana and Keats. Birmingham, Ala.; E. C. Wilson, 1980.

Shakespeare, Santayana and the Comic. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1973.


The Lamentation of Troy for the Death of Hector. Chicago; Institute of Elizabethan Studies, 1959.



Teacher. Born– August 27, 1931, in Augusta, Ga. Parents– Clinton and Virginia (Murphy) Wilson. Married– Kathy, 1955. Children– Three. Education– Auburn University, one year; University of Alabama, B.S., 1960; Louisiana State University, M.S., 1962, Ph.D., 1969. Military service, six years. Taught at University of Alabama, 1963-1969; University of South Alabama, 1969-; Mississippi State University; Louisiana State University. Published in periodicals and anthologies.


Eugene M. Wilson, Mobile, Ala..


Alabama Folk Houses. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Historical Commission, 1975.

An Analysis of Rural Buildings in the Tombigbee River Multi-Resource District, Alabama and Mississippi. Mobile, Ala.; National Park Service and U.S. Corps of Engineers, 1982.

Cultural Resources Reconnaisance Study of the Black Warrior-Tombigbee System, Corridor, Alabama, Vol. 5, Cultural Resource Management Summary. Mobile, Ala.; Dept. of Geology and Geography, University of South Alabama, 1983.

A Guide to Rural Houses of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Historical Commission, 1975.

A Sketch of the Upper Tombigbee Valley. Mobile, Ala.; National Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1983.

Joint Publication(s):

Cultural Resources Reconnaissance Study of the Black Warrior-Tombigbee System, Corridor, Alabama., Vol. 4. Special Topics. Mobile, Ala.; Dept of Geology & Geography, University of South Alabama, 1983.

Historical Geography of the Upper Tombigbee Valley. University, Ala.; The Center of the Study of Southern History and Culture, 1982.

Mobile Weather and Marine Almanac. Mobile, Ala.; 1978, 1979, 1981.



Teacher. Born– January 10, 1905, in Red Water, Tex. Parents– Robert Wallace and Virginia (Holliday) Lucky. Married– Aubrey Gresham Wilson, July 29, 1939. Children– One. Education– Livingston State University, B.S., 1932; George Peabody College, M.A., 1939; University of Alabama, A.A. certificate, 1963. Taught at Moundville, 1934-1964; Mobile, 1964-1967; Chickasaw, 1967-. Director, annual Easter pageant, Moundville, 1950-1964. Member– Alabama Personnel and Guidance Association, National League of American Pen Women, National Education Association, Alabama Education Association, Kappa Kappa Iota. Died October 22, 1993.


Who’s Who of American Women.


Behind the Mounds. Northport, Ala.; Colonial Press, 1963.

Easter Dawns on Mound Park. Northport, Ala.; Colonial Press, 1963.



Teacher. Born– May 14, 1907, in Decatur, Ala. Parents– Thomas Reese and Mary Ann (Breedlove) Ponder. Married– Otha Bernon Wilson, September 18, 1936. Children– One. Education– Birmingham Southern College, A.B., 1928. Taught in Birmingham schools, 1928-1967. Member– National Education Association, Alabama Education Association, DAR, U.S. Daughter of 1812, Daughters of American Colonists, Alabama Genealogical Society, Alabama Historical Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Kappa Delta Epsilon.


Who’s Who of American Women.


Some Early Alabama Churches (Established before 1870). Birmingham, Ala.; Alabama Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1973.



Educator. Born– July 12, 1934, in Jacksonville, Fla. Married– 1958. Children– Two. Education– Spelman College, A.B., 1951; Boston University, M.A., 1953; Indiana University, Ph.D., 1958; Butler University; University of Chicago. Director, Special Services, Grambling College, 1957-1960; Dean, Division of Humanities, Miles College, 1960-1962; Chief psychologist, Indiana State Board of Corrections, 1964-1969. Taught Graduate school, Indiana University; Purdue University, Indianapolis.


Leaders in Education.


A Comparative Study of the Speech Responses and Social Ages of Two Selected Groups of Educable Mental Retardates. Grambling; Grambling College of Louisiana, 1960?

Meet the Consonants. Dallas; Royal Pub. Co, 1961.

A Teachers’ Guide for Teaching Educable Mental Retardates How to Read. New York; Exposition Press, 1974.



Teacher. Born– February 23, 1943, in Camden, Ark. Parents– Henry Hudson and Frances L. Wilson. Married– Doris Ann Westerman, September 7, 1965. Children– Two. Education– Ouachita Baptist University, B.S.; University of Arkansas, M.S.; University of Illinois, Ph.D. U.S. Army Medical Service Corps, 1971. Taught biology at Judson College, 1972-; academic counselor, adult degree program. Awarded Holly Teaching Award (outstanding teacher at Judson), 1983. Member– Alabama Academy of Science. Published articles in periodicals; weekly column in newspaper, 1973-.


Thomas Henry Wilson, Marion, Ala.


Monograph of the Subfamily Panchaetothripinae (Thysanoptera; Thripidae). Ann Arbor, Mich.; Entomological Institute of America, 1975.



Teacher. Born– August 8, 1950, in Asheville, N.C. Grew up in Lanett, Ala. Married– Linda Dager. Children– Two. Education– Yale University, B.A., 1972; Trinity College of University of Dublin, diploma in Anglo-Irish literature, 1973; University of Virginia, M.A., 1974. Harvard University Honorary scholarship, 1968; Florida nominee, Rhodes Scholarship, 1972; honorary mention, Pushcart Prize, 1982. Taught English and was principal, Lovett School, 1974-1979; southeast director of Independent Educational Services, 1980-1983; writer-in-residence and chair, English Dept., Asheville School, 1983-. Member– Authors Guild, Poets and Writers, Modern Language Association, National Association of Independent Schools’ Writers, Modern Language Association, National Association of Independent Schools’ Academic Services Committee, National Council of Teachers of English. Published in The Carolina Quarterly, Missouri Review, Independent School.


Alabama Public Library Service; Z. Vance Wilson, Asheville, N.C.


The Quick and the Dead, a novel. New York; Arbor House, 1986.

They Took Their Stand. Atlanta; Aiken Press, 1983.



Journalist. Born– June 7, 1905, in Gordo, Ala. Parents John J. and Nannie Estelle (Ezell) Windham. Married– Kathryn Tucker, February 10, 1946. Children– Three. Education– Howard College, A.B., 1934; Columbia University. Artist, feature writer and copy editor, Birmingham Age-Herald, 1928-1941. Served in U.S. Navy, 1941-1946. Southern editor, Electrical Merchandising, McGraw-Hill, 1946-1956. Active in Birmingham Little Theatre; in charge of federal theatre project, 1930’s. Recognized philatelist, expert genealogist, story teller. Died March 7, 1956.


Kathryn Windham, Selma, Ala.


Some Prominent Families with Alabama Connections. Selma, Ala.; s.n., s.d.

The Windham Family of England, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas. Sandy Springs, Ga.; s.n., 1982.


Gummy (One Act). 1930.

Lions in Alderson (Three Acts). 1935.

You Can’t Beat Fate (One Act). 1928.

Joint Playwright:

College Interlude (10 Scenes). Tampa, Fla.; Tampa Federal Theatre, 1937.

Hollywood (17 Revue Sketches). Tampa, Fla.; Tampa Federal Theatre, 1937.

Mister Petruchio (Three Acts). 1936.

Now Is the Time for All Good Men (14 Scenes). 1931.

One Night in April (One Act). 1937.

Safe is Democracy (One Act). 1939.



Journalist; writer; storyteller.  Born– June 2, 1918, in Selma, Ala. Parents– James Wilson and Helen (Tabb) Tucker. Married– Amasa Benjamin Windham, February 19, 1946. Children– Three. Education– Huntingdon College, B.A., 1939.  Police reporter, Alabama Journal, 1940-1942; worked at Treasury Dept., Birmingham 1942-1944; Birmingham News, 1944-1946; Selma Times-Journal, 1960-1973; community service planner, Area Agency on Aging, Camden, Ala., 1973-77.  Contributed five-minutes segments to National Public Radio program “All Things Considered,” 1987-87. Member– Selma City School Board, 1960-1973, Alabama State Historical Committee, National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Story Telling; Member of Board of Directors, Southern Women’s Archives.  Received many awards for journalism; awarded prize for best nonfiction book by Alabama Library Association, 1975.  Honorary Litt. D., Huntingdon College, 1979. Died June 12, 2011.


Contemporary Authors online; Something about the Author, Vol. 14; obituary


Alabama, One Big Front Porch. Huntsville, Ala; Strode, 1975.

Count Those Buzzards! Stamp Those Grey Mules!; Superstitions Remembered from a Southern Childhood. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1979.

Encounters.  Montgomery:  Black Belt Press, 1998/

Exploring Alabama. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1970.

The Ghost in the Sloss Furnaces. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Historical Society, 1978.

Jeffrey Introduces 13 More Southern Ghosts. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1971.

Jeffrey’s Latest 13; More Southern Ghosts. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1982.

My Name is Julia. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Public Library Press, 1991.

Odd-egg Editor. Jackson; University Press of Mississippi, 1990.

A Sampling of Selma Stories. Selma; Selma Printing Service, 1991.

A Serigamy of Stories. Jackson; University Press of Mississippi, 1988.

She: The Old Woman Who Took Over My Life.  NewSouth, 2011.

Southern Cooking to Remember. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1978.

Spit, Scarey Ann, and Sweat Bees.  NewSouth Boooks. 2009.

13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1973.

Thirteen Georgia Ghosts and Jeffrey. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1973.

13 Mississippi Ghosts and Jeffrey. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1974.

Thirteen Tennessee Ghosts and Jeffrey. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1977.

Treasured Alabama Recipes. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1964.

Treasured Georgia Recipes. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1973.

Treasured Tennessee Recipes. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1972.



Born– March 24, 1922, in Springville, Ala. Parents– Judge M. Ward and ______(Riley) Forman. Married– L. Ralph Windham, November 22, 1945. Children– Two. Education– Stephens College; University of Alabama, B.S., 1943. Worked in school system, nine years; Bank of Springville, eight years.


Margaret Windham, Springville, Ala.


History of Springville, Alabama; 1969, the Sesquicentennial Anniversary, S.l.; s.n., 1969.



Teacher. Born– July 9, 1944, in Montgomery, Ala. Parents– William Cecil and Katie Malie Wingard. Education– Samford University, 1966. Taught English and journalism, Andalusia High School.


Ode to the Winged Victory and Other Poems.


Ode to the Winged Victory and Other Poems. Andalusia, Ala.; Covington Printing Co., 1970.



Attorney. Born– August 21, 1941, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– DeLeal Benton and Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Wininger. Married– Myrna Ann Strong, August 19, 1960. Children– Three. Education– Samford University, B.S., 1962; Cumberland Law School, LL.B., 1964. Admitted to Alabama Bar, 1964; U.S. District Court, 1964; U.S. Supreme Court, 1970. Founded the Wininger Law Firm, 1964. Published articles in professional journals and reviews. Special judge, Civil Court, Jefferson County, 1969-1974. President, Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation, Birmingham; Alabama Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation for Retarded Children; Alabama Special Olympics Executive Committee, 1970-75.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest; Who’s Who in American Law.


Trial Handbook for Alabama Lawyers. Rochester, N.Y.; Lawyers Cooperative Pub., Co., 1982.



Historian; college professor; teacher. Born– August 29, 1905, in Winchester, Ky. Parents– Joshua Nicholas, II, and Rachel Hodgkin Winn. Grew up on Lock Six Reservation, Muscle Shoals. Married– Calista Jackson, December 30, 1934. Children– Two. Education– Southwestern College, Memphis, 1924-1926; Dartmouth, A.B., 1928; Columbia, M.A., 1941. Taught in Lauderdale County, Ala., three years; Tennessee Military Institute, Sweetwater, Tenn., 1930-1950; University of North Alabama, 1950-1976; Alabama Christian College, Florence, Ala., 1981-. Died September 10, 1997.


Alabama Public Library Service; J. N. Winn, III, Florence, Ala..


Muscle Shoals Canal; Life with the Canalers. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1979.


Gathering Up Our Sheaves With Joy; a History of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1928-1976, Florence, Alabama. Nashville; Williams Printing Co, 1985?

WINSTON, ALVIN (Pseudonym)


Wood, Clement Richardson.



Born– May 20, 1926. Parents– John Thomas and Constance Roddey (Rappe) Duckett. Married– William E. Winter, December 24, 1944. Children– Four. Education– University of South Carolina, 1941-1944. Owned Needlework shop, Tuscaloosa, 1975-1981; awarded Needlepoint Guild Book of the Year Award, 1975.


Adalee Winter, Tuscaloosa, Ala..


Needlecraft Kingdom. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1976.

Needlecraft Patterns for Needlepoint, Cross-stitch Embroidery, Knitting Piecing and Quilting, Beadwork, Mosaic. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1973.

Needlecraft Treasury. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1979.

Religious Designs for Needlework. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1977.

Wildflower Design for Needlework; Charts, Histories, and Watercolors of 29 Wildflowers. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1979.

WITT, EDWIN T., 1920-2003


Physician. Born– January 9, 1920, Birmingham.  Parents– Thomas Jesse Witt and Virginia Alberta Ogletree Witt.  Married– Cordelia.  Education–Miles College, B.A., 1943; Meharry Medical College, M.D., 1946; interned at Harlem Hospital, New York City, 1946-47. Trained in pediatrics at Meharry at at Kern General Hospital, Bakersfield, California.  In private practice in the Los Angeles/Watts area and later in Las Vegas; served as pediatrician for the Los Angeles City School System for 17 years; retired from medical practice in 1980.  Member and president, Charles R. Drew Medical Society. Died January 24, 2003.


Witt’s End.


Witt’s End.  Published by the author, 1996.



Writer; university professor of English and creative writing.  Born– June 19, 1945,  Birmingham.  Parents–Arthur and Rosemary Loftus Wolff. Grew up in Washington State. Married–Catherine Dolores Spohn. Children– three. Education– Oxford University, B.A., 1972; M.A., 1975;  Stanford University, M.A., 1978. Military service:  U. S. Army Special Forces, Vietnam, 1964-68. Taught at Goddard College and Arizona State University; at Syracuse University, 1980-1997; at Stanford. 1997-.  Published short stories in many journals and anthologies. This Boy’s Life was made into a movie of the same name, 1993. Awarded many grants and fellowships, including National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1978;  Arizona Council on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship in creative writing, 1980; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1982. Recipient of many awards, including the St. Lawrence Award for Fiction, 1982; the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, 1985; National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, 1989; Ambassador Book Award, 1990, the Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, 2014, and others. Received the National Medal of the Arts, 2015.


Contemporary Authors online.


Back in the World. Boston; Houghton, 1985.

The Barracks Thief. New York; Eco Press, 1984.

In Pharoah’s Army:  Memories of the Lost War.  Knopf, 1994.

In the Garden of the North American Martyrs. New York; Eco Press, 1981.

The Night in Question.  Knopf, 1996.

Old School.  Knopf, 2003.

Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.

Ugly Rumours. London; Allen & Unwin, 1977.


Best American Short Stories.  Houghton, 1994.

A Doctor’s Visit:  The Short Stories of Anton Chekov. Bantam Books, 1988.

Matters of Life and Death; New American Stories. New York; Wampeter Press, 1983.

The Picador Book of Contemporary American  Stories.  Picador, 1993.

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories.  Random House, 1994.

Written under name of Jonathan Ansell Wolff

Hunters in the Snow; a Collection of Short Stories. London; J. Cape, 1981.

The Liar. Vineburg, Calif.; Engdahl Typography, 1989.

The Stories of Tobias Wolff. London; J. Cape, 1988.

This Boy’s Life; a Memoir. New York; Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989.



Wolff, Jonathan Ansell.



Lawyer; writer. Born– September 1, 1888, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Married– Mildred Mary Cummer in 1914. Children– Two. Married– Gloria Goddard in 1936. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1909; Yale, LL.B., 1911. Practiced law in Birmingham, 1911-12; city attorney, 1912; chief magistrate, Central Recorders Court, 1913 (succeeding Hugo Black); removed for “lack of judicial temperament” after he fell afoul of the local political establishment; moved to New York City.  Worked at various jobs to support himself and his writing. Waited on tables; worked for Rockefeller Vice Commission; secretary to Upton Sinclair. Taught in private schools, New York and New Jersey, two years; Washington Square Writing Center, New York University. Full time writer, 1941; some under pseudonym Alan Dubois. Member and lecturer, American Society for the Advancement of Atheism.  Award the Newark 250th Anniversary Prize, 1917. Died October 26, 1950.


Twentieth Century Authors, 1st suppl; New York Times, October 27, 1950.


American History at a Glance. New York; Reader Mail, Inc., 1941.

Amy Lowell. New York; Harold Vinal, 1936.

The Art and Technique of Writing Poetry. New York; Greenberg; 1940.

The Art of Kissing. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1926.

Auction Bridge for Beginners. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius. Co, 1934.

Bernar MacFadden; a Study in Success. New York; Lewis Copeland, 1929.

A Book of Comic Dialect Poems. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1926.

Botany for Beginners. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

Byron and the Women He Loved. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

Carelessness; Public Enemy No. 1. New York; Hillman-Curl, Inc., 1937.

Cherry. New York; Phoenix, 1935.

Clement Wood and His Lives; How a Good Boy of Methodism Turned Pagan. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius, 1929.

A Complete History of the United States. Cleveland; World Pub. Co., 1936.

Corpse in the Guest Room. New York; Arcadia House, Inc., 1945.

The Craft of Poetry. New York; E. P. Dutton, 1929.

Cross Word Puzzle Book, No. 1-. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1935-.

Cross Word Puzzle Book for Children, No. 1-. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius., 1925-.

Death in Ankara; a Story of Modern Espionage. New York; Mystery House, 1944.

Death on the Pampas. New York; Mystery House, 1944.

Deep River. New York; W. Goodwin, 1934.

Desire (and Other Stories). New York; Woodford Press, 1950.

Doctors, Dynamiters and Gunmen. Muscatine, Iowa; TNT Press, 1936.

Double Jeopardy. New York; Arcadia House, 1947.

Dreams and How to Understand Them. Garden City, N.Y.; Garden City Pub. Inc., 1931.

Dreams and Their Meaning and Practical Applications. New York; Greenberg, 1931.

The Eagle Flies, Sonnets. Chicago; The Bookfellows, 1925.

The Eagle Returns. Cleveland; s.n., 1947?

The Eagle Sonnets. New York; Horizon, 1942.

The Earth Turns South. New York; Dutton, 1919.

Eril, a Masque. Delanson, N.Y.; The Bozenkill Press, 1942.

Emerson; the Man and His Works. Girard, Kan.; Haldemen-Julius Co., 1924.

Flesh, and Other Stories. New York; Woodford Press, 1929.

Flesh Is Willing. New York; Phoenix, 1935.

Folly. Boston; Small, Maynard & Co., 1925.

Glad of Earth. New York; L. J. Gomme, 1917.

The Glory Road; an Autobiography. New York; Poets Press, 1936.

Great Women of Antiquity. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius, 1924.

The Greenwich Village Blues. New York; H. Harrison, 1926.

Herbert Clark Hoover, An American Tragedy. New York; M. Swain, 1932.

Hints of Writing Poetry. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius, 1924.

History of Rome. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1923.

How to Love. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

Hunter of Heaven; the American Soul As Revealed By Its Poetry. New York; Frederick A. Stokes Co. 1929.

If There Is a Hell– . Belanson, N.Y.; Bozenkill Press, 1934?

An Introduction to Philosophy (The Science of Language). Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

Jehovah. New York; Dutton, 1920.

Julius Caesar; Who He Was and What He Accomplished. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

King Henry, the Rake (Henry VIII and His Women). Boston; The Stratford Co., 1929.

Ladies Need Loving. New York; Phoenix, 1935.

Laughter. Lime Rock, Conn.; Bernhard Wall, 1922.

Lays for the Laity. S.l.; s.n., 1937.

Let’s Play “the Game”; the Book of Charades. New York; Greenbert, 1939.

The Life of a Man; a Biography of John R. Brinkley. Kansas City, Kan.; Goshorn Pub., 1934.

The Making of the Old Testament. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

McFadden the Conqueror. S.l.; s.n., 1930.

The Man Who Killed Kitchener; the Life of Fritz Joubert Duquesne, 1879-. New York; Raro Inc., 1932.

Manhood; the Facts of Life Presented to Men. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius, 1924.

Modern Sexual Morality. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

More Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Cleveland; World Pub. Co., 1940.

More Power to your Words. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1940.

Mother Goose; an Anthology. Girard, Kan; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

Mountain. New York; Dutton, 1920.

Negro Songs, an Anthology. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

Nigger, a Novel. New York; Dutton, 1922.

Other Men’s Wives. New York; Balzac Press, 1949.

The Outline of Man’s Knowledge; the Story of History, Science, Literature, Art, Religion, Philosophy. New York; L. Copeland, 1927.

Pleasure before Marriage. New York; Phoenix, 1935.

Poetry of the Southern States. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

Poet’s and Songwriters’ Guide; Complete Book of Scansion for Writers of Poetry, Verse, Song Lyrics, and Prose. New York; Valient House, 1948.

Poet’s Handbook. Cleveland; World Pub. Co., 1946.

Poets of America. New York; Dutton, 1925.

A Popular History of the World. New York; Grossett & Dunlap, 1935.

The Real Mary Baker Eddy. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1925.

Sensualist; a Novel of the Life and Times of Oscar Wilde. New York; J. Swift, 1942.

Sex in Psychoanalysis. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

Sexual Relations in Southern States. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1929.

Shadow from the Bogue. New York; Dutton, 1928.

Shelley and the Women He Loved. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

A Short History of the Jews. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

Six Indiscrete Lovers. S.l.; s.n., 1930.

Sociology for Beginners. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

The Sociology of Lester Ward. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924.

The Stone Age. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1923.

Strange Fires. New York; Woodford Press, 1951.

Tabloid Murders. New York; Macaulay Co., 1931.

Throttle; a Fact Story About Norman Baker. Muscatine, Iowa; Baker Sales Co., 1934.

The Tide Comes In. New York; Dutton, 1923.

Tom Sawyer Grows Up. New York; World Syndicate Pub. Co., 1939.

Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition. Girard, Kan.; Haldeman-Julius Co., 1925.

Warren Gamaliel Harding; an American Comedy. New York; W. Faro Inc., 1932.

What It Takes; a Study in Success. New York; Liberty Pub. Corp., 1934.

The White Peacock. New York; H. Vidal, 1928.

The Woman Who Was Pope; a Biography of Pope Joan, 853-855 A.D. New York; W. Faro Inc., 1931.

Woods’ Unabridged Rhyming Dictionary. Cleveland; World Pub. Co., 1943.

Your Dreams and What They Mean. Cleveland; World Pub., Co., 1941.

Lyricist; If the Seas Dry. Berkeley, Calif.; s.n., 1931.

Joint Publication(s):

The Complete Book of Games. New York; Halcyon House, 1938.

Don’t’ Tread on Me; a Study of Aggressive Legal Tactics for Labor. New York; Vanguard, 1928.

For Walt Whitman. Toronto; H. S. Sander, 1923.

Four Seek Love. New York; Woodford Press, 1949.

Games for Two; or, How to Keep the Reno Wolf away from Your Door. New York; Hillman-Curl, 1937.

Let’s Have a Good Time Tonight; an Omnibus of Party Games. New York; Grossett & Dunlap, 1938.

The 1941 Quiz Book. New York; Arcadia House, 1941.

The Regents Questions and Answers in Literature. New York; Regents Publishers, 1923.

A Slang Dictionary. S.l.; s.n., 1926.


The Complete Rhyming Dictionary and Poets Craft Book. Garden City, N.Y.; Garden City Pub. Co., 1936.

A History of the World. Cleveland; World Syndicate Pub. Co., 1937.

Summarized; History of Civilization in England, by H. T. Buckle. New York; Vanguard Press, 1926.

Substance of History of European Morals, by W. E. H. Lecky. New York; Vanguard Press, 1926.

The Substance of the Sociology of Lester F. Ward. New York; Vanguard, 1930.

Written under pseudonym of Alan Dubois

America’s Sweetheart. New York; W. Godwin, 1933.

Artist’s Model. New York; Woodford Press, 1951.

Loose Shoulder Straps. New York; W. Faro, 1932.

Semi-detached Wife. New York; Phoenix, 1935.



Teacher. Born– October 14, 1897, in Tupelo, Miss. Parents– Alexander H. and Elizabeth (Lumpkin) Pegues. Married– George Mark Wood, 1923. Children– Two. Education– Mississippi State College for Women, 1916; Columbia University, two years; Harvard University, one summer. Taught English in Greenville, 1918-1919; Margaret Booth School, Montgomery, Ala., 1943-1945.


Sally Wood Millsap, Montgomery, Ala.


The Life of St. John’s Parish; a History of St. John’s Episcopal Church from 1934-1955. Montgomery, Ala., 1955.

WOOD, WAYNE, 1954-


Teacher. Born– November 13, 1954, in Birmingham Ala. Parents– Clinton Mason and Dorothy Ann (Pullen) Wood. Education– Albertville High School; Gadsden State Junior College, one year; Mobile College, B.A., 1978. Taught at Westminster Christian School, Gadsden, 1978-1979; Simmons Junior High School, Hoover, 1979-. Awarded, Outstanding Young Men of America, 1985. Member– Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Published in state newspapers.


Wayne Wood, Birmingham, Ala.


The Marble Valley Boys. Hoover Ala., 1986.



Writer; Teacher. Born 1913, Birmingham. Parents– William Marvin and Sallie Lee Woodall. Married– C. Robert Murray. Children–one.  Education– Birmingham Southern College; Columbia University, graduate study; New York University, Feagin School of Drama. Worked on New York stage; wrote radio and advertising scripts. Published in New Republic; U.S. Camera. Taught speech and drama at Princeton University; University of Hawaii. Wrote, directed, acted; “As the Grass,” 1966, in Mobile; wrote play “Helen in Transit.”


Birmingham News, April 13, 1943; December 7, 1944, December 15, 1944; July 12, 1959; Birmingham Public Library.


The Animal ABC… New York; U.S. Camera Pub. Co., 1946.

The Happy Island; Bermuda. New York; Maloney, 1946.

Puffy Goes to Sea. New York; U.S. Camera Pub. Co., 1945.

Joint Publication(s):

Photographs of Mexico. New York; U.S. Camera Pub. Co., 1945.



Musician; music teacher. Born June 11, 1914, in Selma, Ala. Parents– Ed Lee and Dolly (Mason) Roberson. Married– Richard Shaul Woodruff in 1939. Children– Two. Education– Athens Teachers College; studied piano with Edwin Hughes, New York City; Dorsey Whittington Conservatory of Music, Birmingham, three years. Performing pianist; produced slide presentations.


Gwen Woodruff, Birmingham, Ala..


Dorset Forever. Birmingham, Ala.; Woodruff Publishing Co., 1981.

Return to Wessex. Birmingham, Ala.; Woodruff Publishing Co. 1983.


Come Away to England.  1998.



Born– June 7, 1888, in Selma, Ala. Parents– Oscar Emmet and Emma Irene (West) Smith. Married– Lewis B. Woodruff, June 18, 1904. Education– tutors; Gardner School New York City; Temple School, New York City; Noble Academy, Anniston, Ala. Gave royalties from books to charity. Royalties from Mr. Doctor Man to Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, Ala..


American Literary Yearbook; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1 ; Woman’s Who’s Who of America.


Mis’ Beauty. New York; Alice Harman Co., 1911.

Really Truly Nature Studies. New York; Doran, 1913.

The Little House. New York; Doran, 1914.

Really Truly Fairy Stories. New York, 1915.

Mr. Doctor Man. New York; Doran, 1915.

The Imprisoned Freeman. New York; G. Scully, 1918.

What David Did. New York; Boni, 1921.

Plays; Hurrah for the Girls. S.l.; s.n., 1918.

Kitty, Kitty, Kitty. S.l.; s.n., 1919.

By Love’s Speedometer. S.l.; s.n., 1919.


Cash and Kisses.



Journalist. Born– May 27, 1884, in Montgomery, Ala. Education– University of Alabama. Wrote for Montgomery Advertiser, 1907; Birmingham News; Birmingham Age Herald; New Orleans State; Mobile Register; Chicago Examiner; Chicago Inter-Ocean; St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Atlanta Constitution; Atlanta Georgian; Atlanta Journal, editorial staff, -1929. Wrote column “A Boy in Old Montgomery”, Montgomery Advertiser. U.S. Army, World War I; gassed, died from resulting injuries.


Alabama Dept. of Archives and History.


A History of Southern Football, 1890-1928. Atlanta; Walter W. Brown, 1928.

Joint Editor:

Men of Georgia; a Ready and Accurate Reference Book for Newspapers and Librarians. Atlanta; PL Press Reference Association, 1927.



Historian; author; college professor. Born August 25, 1949,  in Anniston, Ala. Parents– Wallace G., Jr., and Virginia Parks Woodruff. Education– Jacksonville State University, B.A., 1971; University of Arkansas, M.A., 1973; University of Tennessee, Ph.D., 1977.  Assistant editor, Booker T. Washington Papers project, 1977-1978.  Assistant professor of history,  College of Charleston, 1979-1988; Pennyslvania State University, 1988-present. Lecturer, film consultant, exhibition curator. Contributor of articles and reviews to many scholarly journals.  Member– Southern and American Historical Associations, Organization of American Historians. Winner of many foundation grants; Awarded McLemore Prize, Mississippi Historical Society, 2004.


Contemporary Authors online.

Directory of American Scholars; Anniston Star, September 15, 1985.


American Congo:  The African American Freedom Struggle in the Delta.  Harvard University Press, 2003.

As Rare as Rain; Federal Relief in the Great Southern Drought of 1930-31. Urbana; University of Illinois Press, 1985.


Arnesen, Eric, ed.  The Black Worker:  Race and Labor Activism since Emancipation.  University of Illinois Press, 2007.

Green, Adam, and Payne, Charles, eds.  Time Longer than Rope:  A Century of African American Activism.  New York University Press, 2003.

Assistant Editor:

Booker T. Washington Papers. Champaign, Ill.; University of Illinois Press, 1980-1981.



Lived in New Orleans; East Pascagoula, Miss. Became “fallen woman”; worked in Montgomery, Mobile, Birmingham. Loved John Wilkes Booth. Theater work, Richmond, Little Rock, New Orleans. Volunteer nurse in cholera outbreak, 1873, Birmingham; late charitable work, Birmingham, Ala..


Autobiography of a Magdalen.


Autobiography of a Magdalen. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Pub. Co., 1911.



Born– August 15, 1866, in Iredell County, N.C. Parents– Alexander and Eliza (Hobbs) Work. Married– Florence Evelyn Hendrickson. Education– Chicago Theological Seminary, Ph.B., 1902; University of Chicago, A.M., 1903. Worked at Georgia State Industrial College, 1903-1908; Division of Records and Research, Tuskegee Institute, 1908-. Founded and edited Negro Year Book, 1912-. Member– American Sociological Congress, International Institute of African Languages and Cultures, Southern Sociological Congress, National Council of the National Economic League, Republican Party. Awarded D. Litt., Howard University, 1943. First Black author to publish in American Journal of Sociology, 1901.


Who’s Who of the Colored Race; Who was Who in America, Vol. 2.


A Bibliography of the Negro in Africa and America. New York; H.W. Wilson, 1928.

Negro Year Book; an Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro, 1912-. Tuskegee, Ala.; Tuskegee Institute, 1912-.



Designer; art teacher. Born– Bessemer, Ala. Parents– Sterling Price Sr., and Viola Henson Ansley. Grew up in Mount Pleasant and Nashville, Tenn. Married– Norman Worrell. Children– Four. Education– George Peabody College, B.S. Taught art in Atlanta; Barstow School, Kansas City, Mo. Costume designer, Children’s Theater, Nashville, Tenn.


Authors of Books for Young People; book jackets.


American Costume, 1840-1920. Harrisburg, Pa.; Stackpole Books, 1979.

Americana in Miniature. New York; Van Nostrand-Reinhold, 1973.

Be a Puppeteer; the Lively Puppet Book. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1969.

Children’s Costume in America, 1907-10. New York; Scribner, 1980.

Classic Teddy Bear Designs; Heirlooms to Make & Dress. Cumberland, Md.; Hobby House Press, 1986.

The Doll Book. New York; Van Nostrand, 1966.

The Dollhouse Book. New York; Van Nostrand-Reinhold, 1964.

Dolls, Puppetdolls, and Teddy Bears. New York; Van Nostrand-Reinhold, 1977.

Early American Costume. Harrisburg, Pa.; Stackpole Books, 1975.

Make Your Own Miniature Rooms. Riverdale, Md.; Hobby House Press, 1978.



Teacher. Born– December 22, 1941, in Beaumont, Tex. Parents– C. L. and Lucile (McCaghn) Wortham. Married– 1968. Children– One. Education– Lamar State College of Technology, B.A., 1963; University of Houston, M.A., 1964; University of Texas, Ph.D. 1967. Taught in Houston schools, 1964-1965; Georgia Southern College, 1967-1969; University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1969-.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 37R; Directory of American Scholars.


The Genesis of British Egyptology, 1549-1906. Norman; University of Oklahoma Press, 1971.



Journalist; public relations executive. Born– January 21, 1921, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Joseph M. and Lillian (Ash) Wortsman. Married– Catherine Ann Parise, November 25, 1960. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, 1939-1942. Reporter, Birmingham Post Herald, 1946-1956; Washington correspondent, Post Herald, Rocky Mountain News, 1964-1966; director, Washington office, Daniel J. Edelman and Associates, 1966-1967; federal grants consultant, 1967-1970; vice-president of Kal & Merrick, Inc., 1968-1970; federal programs consultant, 1970; editor and publisher, White House Newsletter, 1969-. Died June 15, 1983.


Who’s Who in the East; Who’s Who in Public Relations.

Joint Publication(s):

Phenix City. Birmingham, Ala.; Vulcan Press, 1955.


The New Frontier Joke Book. New York; MacFadden Books, 1963.



Librarian. Born– March 3, 1952, in Gadsden, Ala. Parents– Amos Jasper and Carolyn (Shores) Wright. Married– Dianne Vargo, 1980. Children– two. Education– Auburn University, B.A., 1973; University of Alabama, M.L.S., 1982. Paraprofessional librarian, Auburn University, 1973-1981; cataloger, Tuscaloosa Public Library, 1982-1983; clinical librarian, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Alabama Birmingham, 1983-. Member– Poetry Society of America, Authors Guild, Alabama and Medical Library Associations.


A. J. Wright, Birmingham, Ala.. Who’s Who in America, 2006.


Carnegie Comes to Union Springs… Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Dr. Jazz Press, 1982.

Criminal Activity in the Deep South, 1790-1930; an Annotated Bibliography. New York; Greenwood Press, 1989.

Frozen Fruit (Poem). Grafton, Wisc.; Dubois Zone Press, 1978.

Natal Health Education and Values Clarification… Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Dr. Jazz Press, 1982.

Outlaw Activity in the Nineteenth Century South. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Dr. Jazz Press, 1982.

Right Now I Feel Like Robert Johnson. Fulton, Mo.; Timberline Press, 1981.

Joint Publication(s):

Proposal for Implementation of Office of Educational Radio Services. Auburn, Ala.; s.n., 1977?

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