Moved in with her grandmother very young due to a family dispute and her parents divorce.
She dropped out of school to be the first female African- American car conductor
She ,then, moved to New York, she joined the Harlem Writers.
She became the northern coordinator for the CLC by request of her friend Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcolm X is assassinated, she was deeply distraught and decided to begin work on a new book.
She passed away in her home in Winston, Salem.