Bachelor of Arts, University Illinois, 1940; Master of Arts, University Illinois, 1941; Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1944; Doctor of Letters, Concordia College, 1968; Doctor of Laws, Concordia Theological Seminary, 1983.
Member faculty department history, U. North Carolina at Greensboro, 1944-1980; head Department, University North Carolina at Greensboro, 1960-1980; Jefferson Standard professor, U. North Carolina at Greensboro, 1970-1980; Fulbright lecturer, Denmark, 1953-1954. Member regional selection committee Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Member of commission theology and church relations Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
(Toronto. 1959. Rinehart and Company. 24x16. 388p.)
Active American Civil Liberties Union, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Member American Civil Liberties Union, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American History Association, Organization American Historians, Southern History Association, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Dorothy Corlett, July 28, 1945. Children: Virginia Ann (Mistress George Haskett), Mark III, Richard.