Halliburton - Warren, was born and raised in NY. He enlisted in the US Air Corps in 1943, he trained as a Tuskegee Airman, completing his military service in 1946. He was an educator, writer, author and is a member of the NYU Athletic Hall of Fame.
Warren is survived by his daughter Cheryl, and his five grandchildren.
"Warren J. Halliburton was one of the first authors to provide access
to African-American resources to the American public. Publishing from
the 1970s through the early 1990s, Halliburton offered a wide array
of materials to his readers, including simply worded biographies of
famous black Americans and histories of significant achievement of
black Americans aimed at school-aged children. He also contributed
eight volumes to the reference-based Africa Today Series. Although Halliburton's writing never gained him much critical or public
attention, his books were some of the very first on the shelves of
many school libraries that addressed issues important to African
"...Halliburton followed his recounting of the events surrounding
Custer's last stand in The Tragedy of Little Bighorn, published in
1989, with another biography of a prominent black American, Supreme
Court Justice Clarence Thomas, published in 1993. In 1992 and 1993
Halliburton published eight titles in the Africa Today Series, with
topics ranging from wildlife to industries to city and village life.
The series, which is aimed at fourth- to sixth-graders, attempts to
make complex issues accessible to school-aged children. In his last publication, Historic Speeches of African Americans, Halliburton
compiles speeches by such famous black Americans as W. E. B. DuBois,
Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X.
"Although many of his books have gone out of print, Halliburton's
prolific literary offerings marked an important place in the growth
and development of a core of nonfiction writings focused on African
and African-American topics."
(Editor with Mauri E. Pelkonen) New Worlds of Literature,
The Heist (novel), McGraw, 1969.
Cry, Baby! (novel), McGraw, 1969.
Some Things that Glitter (novel), illustrated by Elzia Moon,
(With William L. Katz) American Majorities and Minorities: A
Syllabus of United States History for Secondary Schools, Arno, 1970.
(With Laurence Swinburne and Steve Broudy) They Had a Dream,
Pyramid Publications, 1970.
(Editor and contributor) America's Color Caravan, four volumes,
Singer Graflex, 1971.
The Picture Life of Jesse Jackson, F. Watts, 1972, second
(Editor) Short Story Scene, Globe, 1973.
The History of Black Americans, Harcourt, 1973.
(With Agnes A. Postva) Composing with Sentences, Cambridge
(With Ernest Kaiser) Harlem: A History of Broken Dreams,
Pathways to the World of English, Globe, 1974.
The Fighting Redtails: America's First Black Airmen, illustrated
by John Gampert, Contemporary Perspectives, 1978.
Flight to the Stars: The Life of Daniel James, Jr., Contemporary Perspectives, 1979.
The People of Connecticut: A History Textbook on Connecticut,
Connecticut Yankees, 1984.
The Picture Life of Michael Jackson, F. Watts, 1984.
The Tragedy of Little Bighorn, F. Watts, 1989.
Clarence Thomas: Supreme Court Justice, Enslow, 1993.
(Compiler and introduction) Historic Speeches of African
Americans, F. Watts, 1993.
AFRICA TODAY SERIES
Africa's Struggle for Independence, Crestwood, 1992.
African Wildlife, Crestwood, 1992.
Celebrations of African Heritage, Crestwood, 1992.
Nomads of the Sahara, Crestwood, 1992.
African Industries, Crestwood, 1993.
African Landscapes, Crestwood, 1993.
Africa's Struggle to Survive, Crestwood, 1993.
City and Village Life, Crestwood, 1993.
"Also adapter of text editions of Jack London's Call of the Wild,
Douglas Wallop's The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, and Paddy
Chayefsky's Marty and Printer's Measure, all McGraw, 1968. Contributor
of about one hundred short stories, adaptations, and articles to
periodicals; writer of fifteen filmstrips and a motion picture, Dig!"