HOLLOWAY, LUCY ARIEL WILLIAMS, 1905-1973

Biography:

Musician, educator, poet. Born– March 3, 1905, Mobile. Parents– Dr.  H. Roger Williams and Fannie Brandon Williams.  Married–Joaquin M. Holloway.  Children–one.  Education– Emerson Institute, Mobile; graduate of Talladega College, 1922; Fisk University, B.A., 1926; Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music with a maor in piano and a minor in voice, 1926.  Further study at Columbia University.  Director of music, North Carolina College for Negroes, 1926-32; taught music at Dunbar High School in Mobile, 1932-36; supervisor of music for Mobile Public School System, 1939-73. Performed locally as a concert pianist. Contributor to periodicals and anthologies; published poems in Opportunity,one of the leading journals of the Harlem Renaissance, 1926-1935. Member Music Educators National Conference, Mobile County, Alabama, and American Teachers Associations. Ariel Holloway Elementary School in Mobile was named in her honor.  Died 1973.

Source:

Lorraine Elena Roses and Ruth Elizabeth Randolph, Harlem Renaissance and Beyond; Literary Biographies of 100 Black Women Writers, 1900-1945. Boston: G.K.Hall, 1990.

Countee Cullen’s Caroling Dusk. Harper, 1927; James Weldon Johnson’s Book of American Negro Poetry. Harcourt, 1931.

Publication(s):

Shape Them into Dreams; Poems. New York; Exposition Press, 1955.