Journalist. Born– February 17, 1940, Sheffield. Parents– Harold Reed and Myrtle (Able) Greenhaw. Married (1) Faye Berry, 1965; (2) Sarah Virginia Maddox, 1972. Education– Study at Instituto Allende, Mexico, 1959-1960; University of Alabama, B.S., 1966. Technical writer, newspaper reporter, writer of television scripts, and editor of the Alabama Journal. After 1966, reporter-editor of the Alabama Journal-Montgomery Advertiser. Winner of Harper Lee Award from Alabama Writer’s Forum, 2006; Clarence Cason Award for Nonfiction, University of Alabama College of Communications, 2005. Reporting award, Associated Press Managing Editors Association, 1968; Nieman Fellow, Harvard, 1972-1973. Member, Sigma Delta Chi. Died May 31, 2011.
Papers: The papers of Wayne Greenhaw are held by the library at Auburn University at Montgomery.
Encyclopedia of Alabama (online).
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1973.
Alabama; A State of Mind. Montgomery; Black Belt Press, 2000.
Alabama on My Mind; Politics, People, History, and Ghost Stories. Montgomery, Ala.; Sycamore Press, 1987.
Beyond the Night; A Remembrance. Montgomery; Black Belt Press, 1999.
Elephants in the Cottonfields; Ronald Reagan and the New Republican South. New York; Macmillan, 1982.
Fighting the Devil in Dixie; How Civil Rights Activists Took on the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama. Chicago; Lawrence Hill Books, 2010.
Flying High; Inside Big Time Drug Smuggling. New York; Dodd, 1984.
A Generous Life; W. James Samford Jr. Montgomery; River City Publishers, 2009.
Ghosts on the Road; Poems of Alabama, Mexico, and Beyond. Montgomery; River City Publishers, 2007.
The Golfer. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1967.
King of Country. Montgomery; Black Belt Press, 1994.
The Long Journey; A Novel. Montgomery; River City Publishers, 2001.
The Making of a Hero; The Story of Lieutenant William Calley Jr. Louisville, Ky.; Touchstone Pub. Co., 1971.
Montgomery, Center Stage in the South; a Contemporary Portrait. Chatsworth, Calif.; Windsor, 1990.
Montgomery, the Biography of a City. Montgomery; Advertiser Company, 1993.
Montgomery, the River City. Montgomery; River City Publishers, 2002.
My Heart Is in the Earth; True Stories of Alabama and Mexico. Montgomery; River City Publishers, 2001.
The Spider’s Web, A Novella and Other Stories. Montgomery; River City Publishers, 2003.
Thunder of Angels; The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the People Who Broke the Back of Jim Crow. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Press, 2006.
Tombigee and Other Stories. Montgomery; Sycamore Press, 1991.
Watch Out for George Wallace. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1976.