Marian Heath Griffin lives in Baton Rouge< Louisiana with her husband, Bertrand Griffin, of fifty-eight years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and College Administrator (retired) for over thirty-six years at Southern University, the last seven years as Director of International Student Services. After she retired from Southern University in Baton Rouge, she decided to utilize her Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and Photography to tell her people’s stories and history.
Griffin graduated from Delaware State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Atlanta University School of Social Work, and a Master’s degree program at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. She received her Master’s Degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in Social Work and Psychological Counseling. She received a Master’s Degree in Educational Supervision and Mass Communication from Southern University.
She did further study at Louisiana State University and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She has traveled over the fifty states of the U.S. and six of the seven continents. She has written seventeen books in two years.
She is proud of her three children: Bertrand, II (Kotosha), Karen (Keith) and Michael (Tracie.) She adores her eight grandchildren: Nia, Kiara, Christian-Paris, Michael, II, Amelia- Grai, Victoria, Olivia and Sophia. She adores her sisters and brothers and their families.
Griffin dedicates this book to all African American military families, both living and deceased.