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Charlotte Hawkins Brown Grave Site Revitalization

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Want to join us in making a difference? We are requesting support for the renovation of the Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown gravesite located in Sedalia, NC.  Students in the Program of Landscape Architecture at N.C. A&T State University in partnership with the General Federation of Woman’s Club of NC created a memorial design to honor Dr. Brown and her legacy.  

Dr. Brown founded the Palmer Memorial Institute, in 1902 as a rural African American school and succeeded as a unique private school, for more than 60 years. Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown was the leader for 50 of those years.

In 1952 Brown retired after 50 years. Following a long illness, Brown died in 1961 and was buried with great honor on the campus she loved.

Palmer Memorial Institute has since become a state historic site. It was the first state-supported site to honor the contributions of African Americans and women. Ongoing programs highlight the history and development of African American education in North Carolina.

 The school's legacy also lives on through generations of students and graduates who have been influenced by Palmer's philosophy: "Educate the individual to live in the greater world." They have become known around the globe as writers and singers, teachers and professors, doctors and lawyers, actors and actresses, scientists and mathematicians, and government officials.

 Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause which means so much to us.


  • Ashley Smith
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Amy Smith
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Mary Beth Blackwell Chapman
    • $400 
    • 2 yrs
    • $500 
    • 2 yrs
  • Nancy Spencer
    • $1,000 
    • 2 yrs

Fundraising team (6)

Chris Harrison
Greensboro, NC
GFWC of North Carolina, Inc.
Silas Lindsey
Team member
Jeffrey Kuehner
Team member
Crystal O'Neal
Team member
Dallas Bretzman
Team member

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