Mulzac was born in Baltimore, daughter to Hugh Mulzac, a socialist and the first black commander of a ship in the United States merchant marine. She grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant, where she graduated from Girls' High School.
Her grand nephew is Sharrif Simmons, a poet and songwriter.
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