Bachelor in Sociology, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1970.
Senior representative Honeywell, Inc., Chicago, 1972-1982. Senior analyst Walter E. Heller, 1982-1984. President, chief executive officer International Black Writers Conference, since 1984.
Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Urban League, Push, (Service award 1985), Jones Alumni Association (chairman national scholarship committee, Certified Merit 1986, president).
Married William Bennett Terrell, April 5, 1955. Children: Venita, Vickie, Camela.