Hallie Quinn Brown

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Date of Birth March 10, 1849
Place of Birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date of Death Sep 16, 1949 (100)
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Hallie Quinn Brown

Hallie Quinn Brown was an American educator, writer and activist. Originally of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she moved with her parents while quite young to a farm near Chatham, Canada. Brown was born to two former slaves. Brown's family moved to Canada in 1864 and then to Ohio in 1870. In 1868, she began a course of study in Wilberforce University, Ohio, from which she graduated in 1873 with the degree of Bachelor of Science. She started her career by teaching at a country school in South Carolina and at the same time, a class of older people. After this, she went to Mississippi, where she again had charge of a school. She became employed as a teacher at Yazoo City, Mississippi, before securing a position as teacher in Dayton, Ohio. Resigning due to ill health, she then traveled in the interest of Wiberforce University on a lecture tour, and was particularly welcomed at Hampton Normal School in Virginia.

Born: Hallie Quinn Brown, March 10, 1849, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: September 16, 1949, Wilberforce, Ohio, U.S.
Resting place: Massies Creek Cemetery, Cedarville, Ohio
Occupation: educator, writer, activist
Language: English
Nationality: American
Alma mater: Wilberforce University

About Hallie Quinn Brown

African-American educator and writer who founded the Colored Women's League of Washington D.C. and was the president of the Ohio State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs from 1905 until 1912.

Before Fame

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilberforce University in Ohio.


She represented the United States at the International Congress of Women in London in 1899.

Family Life

She was born one of six children to Frances Jane Scroggins and Thomas Arthur Brown who were freed slaves.


She directed campaign work among African American women for President Calvin Coolidge.

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