Bachelor, Johnson C. Smith University, 1947. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1968.
Professor speech and theatre Kentucky State University, Frankfort, 1951-1978. Professor theatre and afro-American studies Indiana University, Bloomington, 1978-1994, professor emeritus, 1994. Associate dean COAS, 1981-1984.
Costumer, director summer theatre, University Missouri, Lincoln, 1952-1960, 69.
Member American Theatre for Higher Education, Black Theatre Network, Kentucky History Society, National Association Dramatic and Speech Arts, National Theatre Conference, Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Married Joseph Grant. 1 child, Betty.