Born at Birmingham, AL; deafened at age 11 by spinal meningitis. First Black deaf graduate of Gallaudet College (B.A., 1954); M.A. in 1955 from Eastern Michigan University. Founded Christian Mission for Deaf Africans, which established the first schools for deaf students in several western and central African countries; killed in a plane crash in Kenya.
Deaf Persons in the Arts and Sciences, p.125-128; Great Deaf Americans, The Second Edition, p.214-219; Gallaudet Encyclopedia, vol.1 p.430-431; Movers & Shakers, p.45-50; Black and Deaf in America, p.66-67.
27 June 1925-3 December 1987