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Brown, Hugh Victor

(born: 1891  -  died: 1994) 

Hugh V. Brown was born in Henderson, KY, the son of Edward Clay (or Clark) Brown and Georgianna Brown Brown. He was the brother of Mary V. B. Ashford.

Hugh Brown was a school principal in Virginia and North Carolina. He also organized district associations for the North Carolina Teachers Association while serving as its first president in 1936; he served as president again from 1948-1950. He was also president of the Southeastern District Teachers Association.

Brown was a two-time graduate of Hampton Institute [now Hampton University], and was a trustee there in 1950. He was a veteran of World War I.

For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1950; Folks Around Here, by G. Price; "Hugh V. Brown" in the obituaries section of the Daily Press, 9/22/1994, p. C4; A History of the Education of Negroes in North Carolinaby H. V. Brown; E-qual-ity Education in North Carolina Among Negroes, by H. V. Brown; and A Study of the Functional Value of Curricula Materials and Methods of the Goldsboro (North Carolina) Negro Schools in Meeting the Economic and Civic Needs of the Pupils (thesis), by H. V. Brown.

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