Marian Olivia Heath Griffin lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with her husband of fifty seven years. She was a Licensed Professional Counselor and College Administrator for thirty- six years, the last seven years as Director of International Students. After she retired, from Southern University in Baton Rouge, she decided to utilize her Master’s Degree in Mass Communitions and Photography to write her family stories and her people’s history.
Griffin graduated from Delaware State University with a Bachelor of Arts , a Master’s Degree in Atlanta University School of Social Work, and a Master’s degree program at the Interdenominational Theological Center (Gammon Theological Seminary.) She received a Master’s degree from the New Orleans Theological Baptist Theological Seminary in Psychological Counseling and Social Work. . She received a Master’s Degree in Educational Supervision and Mass Communications and Photography.
She did further study at Louisiana State University and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.