Professor, dean. Born– December 1, 1898, in Savannah, Ga. Parents– David Cook and Ella (Roberts) Parkhurst. Education– Howard University, A.B., 1919; Columbia University, M.A., 1924; University of Chicago, 1935-1936; American University, 1955-1957. Married– Ignacio L. Guzman on June 25, 1940. Taught in public schools, Greensboro, N.C.; Dillard University and New Orleans College, 1922-1923; Alabama State Teachers College, 1929-1930; Tuskegee Institute, 1923-1928 and 1930-1965, serving as professor, dean of women, and Director of Department of Records and Research. Edited Negro Yearbook, 1947, 1952. Tuskegee Woman of the Year, 1949; secretary, Southern Educational Fund; director, Tuskegee branch of NAACP.
Who’s Who of American Women, 1972; Negro Almanac, 1983; In Black and White, 1980.
Crusade for Civic Democracy; the Story of the Tuskegee Civic Association, 1941-1970. New York; Vantage Press, 1984.
George Washington Carver; a Classified Bibliography. Tuskegee, Ala.; Department of Records and Research, Tuskegee Institute, 1954.
Some Achievements of the Negro Through Education. Tuskegee, Ala.; Department of Records and Research, Tuskegee Institute, 1951.
Desegregation and the Southern States 1957; Legal Action and Voluntary Group Action. Tuskegee, Ala.; Department of Records and Research, Tuskegee Institute, 1951.
Civil Rights and the Negro; a List of References Relating to Present Day Discussions. Tuskegee, Ala.; Department of Records and Research, Tuskegee Institute, 1950.