Leslie Brown, American historian, Died at 61


Leslie Brown was born in 1954, and died on August 5, 2016.

She was an American historian.

She grew up in Albany, New York.

Brown graduated in 1977 from Tufts University, and from Duke University with an A. M. and Ph.D in 1997.

Leslie Brown co-coordinated “Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South”(1990 to 1995).

Brown also worked on a monograph on African-American women and migration, a book about the black life in the segregated south, an edited collection of interviews from the “Behind the Veil Project”, and a compilation of writing and speeches by Shirley Chisholm.

Leslie Brown had taught at Duke University, Skidmore College, and at Washington University in St. Louis, before going to Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where she taught from 2008 until her passing in 2016.

Leslie Brown passes away at 61 years old, in Boston due to leukemia.