Brown, Marie Spratt(born: 1869 - died: 1943)
Her name is given as Marie Spratt Brown on the cover of The K.N.E.A. Journal, 1936, vol. 6, issue 2, and there is a brief biography on p.2. Her name is also given as "Maud" in various issues of the KNEA Journal. Brown was a Louisville, KY, schoolteacher who in 1898 became the first woman president of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association. Her term ended in 1900. The next and last woman president, Lucy H. Smith, took office in 1945. Brown was a 1931 graduate of A & I State College [now Tennessee State University] and earned her master's degree at Fisk University. One of the earliest listings of her name is on p.178 in Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville for 1888; Marie S. Brown lived at 2204 W. Madison Street. Marie Spratt Brown died in Evansville, IN and was buried in Louisville, KY. While in Evansville, she lived at 432 S. Evans Avenue [source: Bennett's Evansville (Vanderburgh County, IND.) City Directory, v.1943, p.90]. For more see The Kentucky Negro Education Association, 1877-1946, by H. C. Russell; and "Two honored and revered...," on p.24 of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association Journal, v.14, no.3.