Shirley Lola Graham Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1934, Master of Arts, 1935. Postgraduate (Julius Rosenwald fellow 1938-1940), Yale University Drama School, 1939-1941, New York University, 1944-1946, Guggenheim fellow, Sorbonne U., Paris, France, 1946-1947.
Composer words and music. Music drama Tome-Tom produced in 1932. Opera for children Little Black Sambo (director of 1st production), 1938. Author: (with George Lipscombe) Doctor George Washington Carver, Scientist, 1944. Paul Robeson, Citizen of the World, 1946. The Story of Phillis Wheatley, 1949. There was Once a Slave, 1947. Your Most Humble Servant, 1949, Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable. Founder of Chicago, 1953. The Story of Pocahontas, 1954. Booker T. Washington, Educator, 1955. Trustee Library of Intercultural Studies, from 1955.
Member Kappa Delta Pi, Sigma Delta Theta. Club: P.E.N.
Shirley had a son: David Graham. Married Shadrach T. McCants (divorced 1928).; married W.E. Burghardt DuBois, February 14, 1951 (deceased).