Life and Times of James and Lillie Murphy
About the Book
Lillie Maria White was born June 28, 1956 in Dunbar, a black community on the outskirts of Madisonville, in Cincinnati Ohio. I am the fourth child born to Maryann White, a license practical nurse. I began writing in kindergarten Madisonville Public Elementary School. I moved to St. Anthony Catholic School from 1st to 8th grade writing poems about my siblings and reading The Book of Knowledge Encyclopedias was my favorite pass time. After elementary school I went to Marion High School for girls. My freshman year I sang The Declaration Of Independence in the school talent show. High school was full of creative activities, writing poems, plays, class programs, oral recitals filled my days. My educational pursuits took me to Cincinnati State Technical and Community College where I obtained an Associate of Applied Science Multi- Competency Health Technology Degree. The College of Mount St. Joseph was my next educational pursuit. I studied under Dr. Victoria Ford. I was featured poet for the English department, all head of the Humanities attended. I graduated and obtained a Bachelors of Arts Degree, my major Communication Arts. The most recent achievement was to have an active part in the 99th NAACP Convention 2008. It was held here in Cincinnati Oh. I recited at The Author Pavilion my poem “Old Gray Eyes”, wrote in honor of The Patriarch of Dunbar, my great grandfather JAMES HARRISON MURPHY. It was well received. I am an entrepreneur still living in Cincinnati OH, still writing messages of hope and ready to contribute in making the world a better place for all.