Diane Boatmon-Fuller was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She leaves her parents, Cannon Fuller and Maggie Boatmon; four sisters; and three brothers. Her father has since passed away. As a hard worker in the Universal Missionary Church, to which she belonged from an early age, she eventually became the director of the young people's program. Diane led the choir and took the members on trips and numerous cultural events. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in June 1971. She later graduated from Wayne State Univer¬sity in January 1977 and became a schoolteacher in Detroit. As a concerned citizen, she worked unselfishly for the betterment of the community, volunteering with the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Coalition to Abolish Stress, and as a campaign worker on Mayor Young's first campaign to become Mayor of Detroit.
In 1981, Diane moved to Los Angeles, California, where she began teaching in the Los Angeles public school system. In 1983 she became a minister of her faith. While in Los Angeles, Diane's attention turned to her writing career and the entertainment industry. After publishing several articles, her talent for writing had become apparent. Early in 1988, she moved to Paris, France, to put forth all of her effort in writing. In August, she began to commute between London and Paris in an effort to produce her first play How I Got Over. She was traveling to Detroit on Pan Am 103 to surprise her family by coming home for Christmas.
A scholarship has been established in her name at Wayne State University, "The Diane Boatman-Fuller Scholarship Fund for Writing Excellence."
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