An African-American writer of historical fiction, he’s most widely known for functions like the Foxes of Harrow (1946), The Vixens (1947), as well as the Golden Hawk (1948). His several other functions consist of Gillian (1960) and Goat Track (1967). He graduated from Paine University and Fisk University or college. He later trained at both Southern University or college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Florida A&M University or college. He was the 1st African-American to become millionaire through his composing. He was raised in Augusta, Georgia as the child of mixed-race parents. He wedded Blanca Call-Perez in 1956. His well-known book, The Foxes of Harrow, was converted to an attribute film starring Rex Harrison.