Drewary J. Brown

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Drewary J. Brown was a Charlottesville civil rights leader and activist.


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Biography

Brown grew up on Washington Street. His father was lynched when Brown was three years old.[1]

Legacy

The Drewary J. Brown Bridge, which crosses the railroad tracks on West Main Street, is named in Brown's honor.[2]

Charlottesville awards the annual Bridge Builder Award to honor residents for bringing the community together in the spirit of Brown.[2]

He was also one of the founders of the Monticello Area Community Action Agency. [3]

External Links

Interview with Drewary Brown about civil rights provided by UVa Library

References

  1. Web. From Porch Swings to Patios: Oral History Project - Interview of Drewary Brown on December 16, 1980, Department of Community Planning Advisory Board, retrieved February 6, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Bridge Builders Awards Given Out, Venton Blandin, newsplex.com, Gray Television, Inc., Sep 21, 2006, retrieved Feb 7, 2012.
  3. Web. Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection, Part One Exhibit, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, retrieved 15 Feb 2012.
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