Bachelor of Science Art cum laude, Howard University, 1936. Master of Fine Arts, State University Iowa, 1940. Studied with Ossip Zadkine, New York City, 1943.
HLD (honorary), Morgan State University, 1993. HLD (honorary), Tulane University, 1995. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Spellman College, 1995.
Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Parsons School Design, 1995. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), New School Social Research, New York City, 1995.
Art department head Dillard University, New Orleans, 1940-1942. Instructor, promotions director G.W. Carver School, New York City, 1944-1945. Head sculpture college National Autonomous University Mexico, 1959-1976.
Married Francisco Mora, October 31, 1946. Children: Francisco Mora, Juan Mora, David Mora.