Is not known to have engaged in any lesbian relationships. See Yolanda Williams Page, Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers (2007), page 522, "Although a majority of Shockley's fictional characters are lesbian, she identifies as a feminist with lesbian sympathies."
Father: Henry Allen
Mother: Bessie Lucas
Husband: William Shockley (m. 1949, div., one son, one daughter)
Son: William Leslie, Jr.
Daughter: Tamara Ann
University: BA, Fisk University (1948)
University: MA Library Science, Case Western Reserve University (1959)
Administrator: Curator, African-American Collections, Delaware State College (1959-60)
Administrator: Curator, African-American Collections, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (1960-69)
Administrator: Curator, African-American Collections, Fisk University (1969-)
Bridgeville News Columnist (1950-53)
Federalsburg Times Columnist
Author of books:
Loving Her (1970, novel)
Living Black American Authors: A Biographical Directory (1973)
Handbook of Black Librarianship (1977)
The Black and White of It (1980, short stories)
Say Jesus and Come to Me (1982, novel)
Afro-American Women Writers, 1746–1933: An Anthology and Critical Guide (1988)
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