Author: MajorOz Date: Jul 8, 2011 01:27
On Jul 6, 10:54 pm, Garrison gmail.com> wrote:
> With his death at age 89, Harts Morrison Brown leaves a legacy of
> family and friends whom he inspired to live passionately, to follow
> their dreams and to seek out new experiences, as he did.
> The outspoken Cincinnati resident, who espoused the values of
> education, community and the arts, died of lung cancer on June 24.
> Born June 4, 1922, to Clarence T. Brown, Sr. and Ellen Partridge Brown
> Speller, Mr. Brown was raised by his maternal grandparents, Harts
> Henry and Mary Ashe Partridge, in Cincinnati.
> He attended Walnut Hills High School, where he was a member of the
> track team as hurdler and graduated third in the class of 1940, said
> his daughter Ama Brown-Fenton of Columbia, Md.
> After graduation, Mr. Brown moved to Philadelphia to live with his
> mother. While there, he learned that the U.S. Army Air Corps was
> training African-American men to fly and maintain combat aircraft in
> Tuskegee, Ala. Mr. Brown enlisted in 1941 at Bolling Air Force Base in ...