Black History Presents – Daily knowledge: Hallie Quinn Brown (Day19)
Hallie Quinn Brown
Hallie Quinn Brown was a educator, writer and activist. She was dean of Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina from 1885 to 1887 and principal of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama from 1892 to 1893 under Frederick Douglass. She became a professor at Wilberforce in 1893, and was a frequent lecturer on African American issues and the temperance movement, speaking at the international Woman’s Christian Temperance Union conference in London in 1895 and representing the United States at the International Congress of Women in London in 1899. Brown was a founder of the Colored Woman’s League of Washington, D.C., which in 1894 merged into the National Association of Colored Women. Some of Brown’s works are Bits and Odds: A Choice Selection of Recitations, Lessons in Public Speaking, and Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction.