VROMAN, MARY ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM, 1925-1967

Biography:

Teacher; writer. Born– 1925 in Buffalo, N.Y. Parents Charles and ____ Cunningham. Married– Oliver M. Harper. Education– Alabama State University, B.A., 1949.  Reared in the West Indies. Taught at Camden Academy, Camden, Ala.; in Sylacauga and Montgomery, Ala.; and in Chicago and New York. Music and art coordinator for the New York City Board of Education “Higher Horizons” program. Technical advisor for one of her stories (“See How They Run”), Metro-Goldwin-Mayer’s “Bright Road”. First African-American woman member of the Screen Writers Guild. Awarded the Christopher for inspirational magazine writing.  Died April 29, 1967.

Source:

Selected Black American Writers; Black American Writers; New York Times, April 30, 1967.

Publication(s):

Esther. New York; Bantam, 1963.

Harlem Summer. New York; Putnam, 1967.

Shaped to its Purpose; Delta Sigma Theta, the First Fifty Years. New York; Random, 1961.