Professor, college administrator. 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, 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. Published articles in numerous professional journals. Edited Negro Yearbook, 1947, 1952. Tuskegee Woman of the Year, 1949; secretary, Southern Educational Fund; director, Tuskegee branch of NAACP. Died October 25, 1996.
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.
Twenty Years of Court Decisions Affecting Higher Education in the South. Tuskegee, Ala: Tuskegee Institute, 1960.
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.