AB, Morgan State College, 1949. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1954. Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1958.
Teacher English, Druid Junior H.S., Baltimore, 1949-1952; teacher English, Houston Junior H.S., Baltimore, 1952-1957; assistant to admissions officer, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, 1957-1958; graduate assistant, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, 1957; head department English, Cherry Hill Junior H.S., Baltimore, 1958-1962; associate professor, director student teaching, Morgan State College, Baltimore, 1962-1966; co-founder, Cultural Linguistic Early Childhood Follow Through Approach professor, assistant director/director, Center for Inner City Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, 1966-1974; professor, associate dean, acting dean School Education, Howard U., Washington, 1974-1980; department chairman educational leadership, Howard U., Washington, 1980-1986; professor, Howard U., Washington, 1980-1993; professor emeriti, Howard U., Washington, since 1993.
State treasurer, member executive committee Maryland State council United Nations Children's Fund, 1965. Founder Operation Champ, Balt, 1965. Member advisory board Better Boys Foundation, Chicago, 1966-1974, Museum African-American History, 1969.
State chairman Right to Read, Washington, 1973-1980. Treasurer Committee to Elect Douglass Moore to City Council, 1982. Member American Association School Administrators (editorial board 1982), Association for Study of Afro-American Life and History, African American Heritage Association, African American Writers Guild, National Alliance Black School Educators, District of Columbia Alliance Black School Educators (president 1986-1988), Phi Delta Kappa.