Wrote Carry Me personally Back to Aged Virginny, At night from the Moonlight, O Dem Golden House slippers, and 700 additional tunes. He graduated from Howard University or college in 1873. His track Carry Me Back again to Aged Virginny was called the official condition track of Virginia in 1940, and he was posthumously inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Popularity in 1970. He previously seven siblings. He went to the same university as Phylicia Rashad.