Born at Lumberton, NC; deafened at age 2. B.A. (1965) from Gallaudet College; M.A. (1971) from California State University, Northridge. Taught at Governor Morehead School for the Deaf and Blind (Raleigh, NC) and served as counselor at the North Carolina School for the Deaf, Morganton. Program Coordinator for the National Center for Law and the Deaf, Gallaudet College, then education specialist for mentally ill and emotionally disturbed deaf children and adults at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington DC. Active in various deaf social service agencies and organizations. Book of verse was Silence, Love, and Kids I Know; poems also appeared in The Gwendolyn Brooks Anthology, Soul Journey, Uptown Beat, and Today's Negro Voice. Co-author, with Ernest Hairston (q.v.), of Black and Deaf in America: Are We That Different.
Black and Deaf in America, p.84-85; Washington Post, Nov. 19, 1982, p.B4 (obituary); Gallaudet Encyclopedia, vol.2 p181.
1943?-14 November 1982