Who is Herr Brown
Born in Richmond Virginia,
where he spent his formative years, he was graduated from
Maggie L. Walker High School in Richmond, and has been selected as an honoree in
the VA Heroes program founded by Gov. Wilder and Arthur Ashe.
He and his wife (of 38 years), Joyce, have two sons, Jodana, and Ezra, and a daughter, Joi-Danielle.
Herr Brown is in his 29th year as a Professor of German and Swahili at Tufts University .
He has also served as the Prelate for the Rhode Island Jurisdiction of the Church Of God In Christ where he is pastor of a small church, Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Providence Rhode Island.
As a past President of the Providence Branch of the N.A.A.C.P., he continues to be a civil rights advocate who does not hesitate to assert that affirmative action is still necessary in the U.S.A, because racism and other forms of bigotry are still rampant.
Herr Brown received his
bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) in German and English
Literatures from Hampton Institute (now Hampton University). He earned his master's and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University, where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. His research interests include, analysis and reception of German translations of works by African American authors, Moravian Church History, Martin Luther, and Medieval and 18th Century German Literature.
In addition to being fluent in
German and Swahili, Herr Brown has also studied Danish, Dutch, French, Greek,
Swedish, and Russian.
He enjoys his profession and his vocation, and thanks God for both opportunities.
His leisure activities
include, swimming, in line skating, making stained glass windows, camping with
the family, and cruising on his Honda VTX 1300.