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Wordless Wednesday: Walter M. Brown, First PhD Grad at North Carolina College

August 20th, 2008 by Ajuan Mance

On June 15, 1955 Walter M. Brown was awared a Ph.D. from what is now North Carolina Central University. Today he is a professor emeritus and former dean of the School of Education at North Carolina Central University. He holds a B.A. and Ph.D. from North Carolina Central, and an M.A. from New York University (NYU). Dr. Brown is also an accomplished calligrapher. He is a member of the Carolina Lettering Arts Society and the Triangle Calligraphers’ Guild, and has taught calligraphy at NCCU, Durham Technical Community College, the Durham Arts Council, Butner Correctional Institution, the Chapel Hill Museum, and the Duke Institute for Learning In Retirement. (Source: Carolina Wren Press)

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9 Responses

  1. Bodhipaksa

    Thanks for sharing these stories of heroic scholars!

  2. Allison

    What a great post! Walter Brown certainly helped to pave the way as things continue (hopefully at least) to get better and better over the years.

    Thanks for sharing that great piece of history.

    Happy WW 🙂

  3. SjP

    Much obliged for stopping by today. Did you pick up your award while at SjP’s?

    Also, it seems that CNN may have been wrong about Congresswoman Jones condition. During the press conference the doctors said she was in critical condition.I’m made that correction at SjP’s – so you might want to append your comment.

  4. SjP

    Came back by because I left you a little somethin somethin a SjP’s.

  5. Villager

    Happy WW! It is cool how you use this weekly meme in support of your blog’s theme. Well done!

    Thanx for your earlier visit! I invite your blog readers to see creative finger art in honor of the Olympics on my WW-post this week…

    peace, Villager

  6. Keith

    I love history, especially history like this highlighting our achievements. There are so many great stories like this out there. Thanks for this one.

  7. roschelle

    Way to go Dr. Brown! I too love history and it’s unfair that more of our history isn’t taught in our school system’s today. Thanks for the crash course.

  8. Ajuan Mance

    So glad you enjoyed this photo. I only recently learned about Dr. Brown, and I was pleased to give him public props on my blog. He is a real inspiration, including his continued passion for teaching and creating.

  9. Susie N. Patterson

    Brown is really a well dedicated man in the entire north carolina community colleges. Everyone adores him.