About the Author
Howard E. Covington, Jr., formerly an award-winning journalist, has been writing history and biography, much of it related to North Carolina, for nearly twenty years. At the Charlotte (NC) Observer, he was the creator and lead reporter for a multi-part series on occupational health hazards in the textile industry that won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and more than a dozen other national reporting awards, including the grand prize of the Robert R. Kennedy journalism awards. His fifteen books include a biography of former North Carolina governor and U.S. Senator Terry Sanford and a three- generation biography of the Hill family of Durham, N.C., which has been cited by the N.C. Literary and Historical Society as the best nonfiction work by a North Carolina writer in 2004. He lives in Greensboro, NC.