University professor. Born– October 24, 1945, Montgomery. Parents– William B. and Tressie (James) Ott. Married– James W. Hines, January 22, 1967. Children– One. Married– Richard M. McMurry, July 12, 1980. Children– Two. Education– Emory University; B.A., Auburn University, 1968; M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1976. Employed by Auburn University in Montgomery, 1976; Valdosta State College, 1976-1981; North Carolina State University, 1981. Honors– Alabama Library Association’s Author’s Award, 1984.
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Recorder of the Black Experience; a Biography of Monroe Nathan Work. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1984.