University professor of English. Born– May 7, 1919, Benmore, Miss. Education– Twentieth Century Business College, 1937-39; University of Houston, B.A., 1951; Florida State University, M.A., 1964, Ph.D., 1966. U.S. Army Air Force, 1943-45 (awarded the Bronze Star).  Worked as a secretary, 1939-43 and 1946-48;  Education director at Camp Cherryfield, Brevard, N.C., 1956-62; staff director of the Knoxville Area Human Relations Council, 1961-62. Instructor in creative writing at Watkins Institute, 1959-60.;  associate professor of English at Florida A & M University, 1966-77. Fulbright lecturer in American literature at the University of Sao Paulo, 1972-73.   Contributed articles and short stories to literary journals. Appointed to Florida Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women, 1967-69; member of the National Council on the Humanities, 1971-76.  Member of the Modern Language Association, the College English Association, Society for the Study of  Southern Literature, Authors Guild, South Atlantic Modern Language Association.  Died December 25, 1977.


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The Men Around Hurley. New York; Vanguard, 1957.


Lillian Smith. New York; Twayne, 1971.