The story on Letitia Woods Brown

The story on Letitia Woods Brown

Letitia Woods Brown

Letitia Woods Brown was an African American researcher and historian. Earning a master’s degree in 1935 from Ohio state university and a Ph.D. in 1966 from Harvard University, she served as a researcher and historian for over four decades. She became one of the first black women to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University in history. As a teacher, she started her career in macon county, Alabama, between 1935 and 1936. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1935, during the middle of the great depression. Brown married Theodore Brown in 1947 and settled briefly in his hometown. She met him while she was pursuing her doctorate in history from Harvard University. Theodore Brown was a doctoral student at Harvard University in the field of economics. After a career of more than four decades, Brown died at home aged 60 on August 3, 1976, in Washington, DC, after battling cancer.