RIP Philip Brown

via Hometown Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS – Famed African-American educator and author Philip Brown, who fought to achieve equal pay for black teachers, died on Friday. Brown, 100, lived in Arundel on the Bay.

In 1938, Brown led local African-American teachers to pursue equal pay with their white counterparts. The NAACP sent Thurgood Marshall, then an aggressive young attorney.

Marshall and his colleagues won the case, which helped pave the way for the 1954 Supreme Court case that declared school segregation unconstitutional.

Sounds like an amazing life.

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