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Gibsonville in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown

June 11, 1883 - January 11, 1961

 

—Founder and Builder of the Alice Freeman Palmer Memorial Institute —

 
Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 4, 2011
1. Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown Marker
Inscription. Leader of women in their quest for finer and more productive living - mentor by her writings, of those seeking to live graciously - by her eloquence, inspired youth to nobler achievements; by her vigor of mind and force of character, championed for a disadvantaged race in its striving for human rights and adult responsibilities.

She gave 58 years completely of her unique energies and talents to the building of this institute from its humblest of beginnings in an old blacksmith shop. Her vision, dedication, singleness of purpose, and undaunted faith made this school possible in her native state - North Carolina. May her memory in turn lend inspiration always to this place and its people.
 
Location. 36° 4.058′ N, 79° 37.387′ W. Marker is in Gibsonville, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker can be reached from Burlington Road. Click for map. The marker is on the ground of the Charlotte Hawkins Brown historic site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6136 Burlington Road, Gibsonville NC 27249, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, 1883 - 1961 (a few steps from
Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 4, 2011
2. Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown Marker
(on left)
this marker); Meditation Altar (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmer Memorial Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Canary Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Kimball Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carrie M. Stone Cottage 1948 (about 400 feet away); Charles W. Eliot Hall (about 400 feet away).
 
Also see . . .  Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historic Site. (Submitted on August 16, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on , by Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum of Gibsonville, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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