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About Mark A. Brown was educated in the Washington, D. At Virginia Seminary and College , Brown began a distinguished teaching career, with stops at Lincoln University and Fisk University before arriving at Howard University in , where he stayed for 40 years.
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He later said he was "hired, fired, rehired, retired and rehired," according to panelist Kimberly Benston, a professor of English and director of the faculty seminar in the humanities at Haverford College. With Arthur P. Davis and Ulysses Lee, Brown edited The Negro Caravan , the literary anthology that served as a comprehensive statement of African American literary production for the next 35 years.
As a result of recent archival discoveries, the significance of Brown's participation in the Federal Writers' Project and the Carnegie-Myrdal Study is only now understood. Tidwell said.
Brown was recalled fondly by former students, many of whom said he wrote more on their papers than they had written in the first place, earning him the nickname of "the red ink man. Clifton said in her keynote speech: "I walked into his class and he didn't know me, but he seemed to like me. He was the first very light-skinned man who spoke to me in a way that validated me. He invited us to his house. He played Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit. This was all possible for me because this man had validated me.
Sterling Brown's A Negro Looks at the South.
Brown Courtesy Harlem Renaissance Poets. Sterling Allen Brown May 1, - January 13, was an African-American poet , literary critic , professor, and author of works on folklore. Brown was born on the campus of Howard University in Washington D. Brown, a former slave, was a prominent minister and professor at Howard University Divinity School. His mother Grace Adelaide Brown taught in D.
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Brown was educated at Dunbar High School and graduated as the top student. He received a scholarship to attend Williams College. The same year, he became an English teacher at Virginia Theological Seminary, a position he would hold for the next three years. In he married Daisy Turnbull.
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They adopted two children. Brown began his teaching career with positions at several universities, including Lincoln University and Fisk University , before returning to Howard in He was a professor there for forty years.
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He taught and wrote about African-American literature and folklore.