Ella Barksdale Brown

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Ella Barksdale Brown was an American anti-lynching advocate, educator, suffragette and journalist, and a member of the first graduating class of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brown was born in Milledgeville, Georgia, on June 22, 1871. After marrying John M. Brown in Georgia, she moved to New Jersey in 1901.[1] She was given credit for introducing African-American studies into Jersey City Schools and for designating March 5 as Crispus Attucks day in New Jersey.[2] She was the first woman to be appointed to the Hudson County Board of Election.[3]

As a journalist, Brown wrote for The Chicago Defender and The New York Amsterdam News.[4]


  1. ^ Morgan, Earl (20 February 2013). "Morgan's Corner: Remembering Ella Barksdale Brown". Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Mrs. Ella B. Brown is 92". New York Amsterdam News. 4 August 1962.
  3. ^ DuBois, WEB. "Politics". The Crisis Volumes 22-24.
  4. ^ "Ella Barksdale Brown Papers". Retrieved 24 December 2017.

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