Hallie Quinn Brown (March 10, 1849 – September 16, 1949) was an African American educator, writer and activist. She attended Wilberforce University in Ohio, gaining a Bachelor of Science degree. After graduating she became a teacher and later returned to Wilberforce to teach. Throughout her life, Brown was an activist for civil rights for women and African Americans.
Read Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction, by Hallie Q. Brown, free from the University of North Carolina. The daughter of former slaves, Brown graduated from Wilberforce in 1873 and then taught in schools in Mississippi and South Carolina. She was dean of Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina from 1885 to 1887 and principal of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama from 1892 to 1893 under Booker T. Washington. She became a professor at Wilberforce in 1893, and was a frequent lecturer on African American issues and the temperance movement, speaking at the international Woman's Christian Temperance Union conference in London in 1895 and representing the United States at the International Congress of Women in London in 1899.
Brown was a promoter of the Colored Woman's League of Washington, D.C., which in 1894 merged into the National Association of Colored Women. She was president of the Ohio State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs from 1905 to 1912, and of the National Association of Colored Women from 1920 to 1924. She spoke at the Republican National Convention in 1924 and later directed campaign work among African American women for President Calvin Coolidge.