Letitia Woods Brown


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Letitia Woods Brown

Letitia Woods Brown Death

Letitia passed away on August 3, 1976 at the age of 60.

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  • When did Letitia Woods Brown die?

    August 3, 1976
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Letitia Woods Brown Birthday and Date of Death

Letitia Woods Brown was born on October 24, 1915 and died on August 3, 1976. Letitia was 60 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: October 24, 1915
Date of Death: August 3, 1976
Age at Death: 60

Letitia Woods Brown - Biography

Letitia Woods Brown (October 24, 1915 – August 3, 1976) was an African American researcher and historian. Earning a master's degree in 1935 from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in 1966 from Harvard University, she served as a researcher and historian for over four decades and became one of the first black woman to earn a PhD from Harvard University in history. As a teacher, she started her career in Macon County, Alabama between 1935 and 1936. Later in 1937, she became Tuskegee Institute's instructor in history but left in 1940. Between 1940 and 1945 she worked at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee as a tutor. From 1968 to 1971, she served as a Fulbright lecturer at Monash University and Australia National University followed by a period in 1971 working as a consultant at the Federal Executive Institute. Between 1971 and 1976 she served as a history professor in the African-American faculty of George Washington University and became the first full-time black member. She also served as a primary consultant for the Schlesinger Library’s Black Women Oral History project during the course of her professional career. Aside from teaching history, Brown wrote and contributed to books on Washington DC such as Washington from Banneker to Douglas, 1791 - 1870 and Washington in the New Era, 1870 - 1970.