Bachelor in Journalism, Drake University, 1951. Master of Arts in Journalism, Columbia University, 1970.
Associate news director, United Methodist Board Missions, 1961-1967; director interpretive services, United Methodist Board Global Ministries, 1967-1981; executive editor New World Outlook, United Methodist Board Global Ministries, 1981-1989; editor, Renewal magazine, New York City, 1974-1976; free-lance writer, New York City, since 1989. Specialist in African and Caribbean affairs.
Member United Nations Association New York (board directors since 1990), Columbia University Graduate School Journalism National Alumni Association (president 1983-1985), Society Professional Journalists, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Alpha Phi Alpha.
Married Cecilia Adams, 1959 (divorced 1960). 1 child, Margaret Ann. Married June Aline Smith, July 20, 1961 (divorced 1973).
1 child, Lisa Marguerite.