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[MD] Philip L. Brown, Obit

Philip Brown, Annapolis, MD Teacher, Dies

Philip Lorenzo Brown, a black teacher who fought in 1938 to win black educators the same pay as whites, has died. He was 100.

William Reese and Sons Mortuary said Brown died Friday in his home.

Then-NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall represented black teachers in the case. Brown, in an interview last year with The Capital of Annapolis, said Anne Arundel County set top pay for black teachers at 56 percent of the maximum pay for a white teacher, or $700 a year versus $1,250, Brown said.

A graduate of Morgan State University, Mr. Brown formed the Colored Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County in 1938. He retired from teaching in 1970.

Mr. Brown authored several books including, "The Other Annapolis, the Life and Times of Blacks in Annapolis from 1900-1950" and "A Century of Separate But Equal Education in Anne Arundel County."


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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