Harriet E. Brown

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BROWN HARRIET ELIZABETH BROWN "Libby" Elizabeth Brown, 101, beloved daughter of the late William and Mary Brown, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2009, in Solomons Nursing Center, Solomons, MD. A native of philadelphia, PA, Elizabeth was a graduate of Philadelphia Normal School (high school), Morgan State University (BS ED.) and The University of Maryland (M ED.). Ms. Brown was a former Calvert County Elementary School Principal from 1931-1973. During the period of racially segregated education, elementary school teacher Brown enlisted the N.A.A.C.P. and and attorney Thurgood Marshall to challenge the inequity of separate salary scales for public school teachers based on race. Her case was settled with the Calvert County Board of Education on December 27, 1937, and was a turning point for salary equalization in the state of Maryland. Ms. Brown was preceded in death by her loving sister Regina Brown of Owings, MD, who passed away on July 19, 2007. She is survived by her devoted cousins, Madison Brown, Sr. of Centreville, MD., Sherman Brown (Daphne) of Hampton, VA, Madison Brown, Jr. (Pandora) of Fayetteville, NC; and a host of family members and friends. Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 6, at Sewell Funeral Home, 1451 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, MD. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 7, at Sargent Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5109 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. N.E., Washington, DC, with the Rev. Juan Gutherie officiating. Family and friends will assemble by 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Southern Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, 10155 Ward Rd., Dunkirk, MD. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Solomons Nursing Center, Calvert Memorial Hospital and Circle of Care, LLC, Prince Frederick, MD. Arrangements by SEWELL FUNERAL HOME, Gladys A. Sewell, Funeral Director. Ms. Brown was preceded in death by her loving sister Regina Brown of Owings, MD, who passed away on July 19, 2007. She is survived by her devoted cousins, Madison Brown, Sr. of Centreville, MD., Sherman Brown (Daphne) of Hampton, VA, Madison Brown, Jr. (Pandora) of Fayetteville, NC; and a host of family members and friends. Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 6, at Sewell Funeral Home, 1451 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, MD. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 7, at Sargent Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5109 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. N.E., Washington, DC, with the Rev. Juan Gutherie officiating. Family and friends will assemble by 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Southern Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, 10155 Ward Rd., Dunkirk, MD. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Solomons Nursing Center, Calvert Memorial Hospital and Circle of Care, LLC, Prince Frederick, MD. Arrangements by SEWELL FUNERAL HOME, Gladys A. Sewell, Funeral Director.

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 4, 2009