Native American (Cherokee/Eno-Occaneechi)
Born in New York City of mixed Black, Native American and French heritage. Attended an oral school for the deaf, then graduated Gallaudet College. Taught at the Kendall School for the Deaf; earned a master's degree from New York University; set up and ran a continuing education program for deaf adults in Barbados for 3 years.
Step Into the Circle, p.96-98.