Hallie Quinn Brown

Hallie Quinn Brown (HM94O)

Location: Xenia, OH 45385 Greene County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 42.945', W 83° 52.666'

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Hallie Quinn Brown (c.1850) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to former slaves. She and her family moved to Wilberforce, Ohio in 1870, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilberforce University in 1873. Brown taught school in the South until her appointment as professor of elocution at Wilberforce University in 1893. A gifted elocutionist and author, Brown received national and international acclaim not only for her recitals and written works, but also for her passionate belief in civil rights and African American culture.

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A founder of the National Association of Colored Women, Hallie Quinn Brown served as president of the NACW from 1920 to 1924. In a well-publicized address in May of 1925 before the International Council of Women's in Washington, D.C., Brown delivered a powerful, scathing speech against discrimination. She is the author of several books, including Bits and Odds: A Choice Selection of Recitations. As a result of her accomplishments and long affiliation with the Combined Normal and Industrial Department, President Charles H. Wesley named the first library at Central State University in her honor.
HM NumberHM94O
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number17-29
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, Cinergy Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 9:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 253319 N 4400169
Decimal Degrees39.71575000, -83.87776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 42.945', W 83° 52.666'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 42' 56.70" N, 83° 52' 39.96" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2140 Maplewood Ave, Xenia OH 45385, US
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