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Henry H. Brown

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Marketing Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green, Rust
Favorite Food:
Italian Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
What's Up?

Birthplace

Born:
11/17/1930
Birth Location:
Houston, Texas

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Marketing Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green, Rust
Favorite Food:
Italian Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
What's Up?

Birthplace

Born:
11/17/1930
Birth Location:
Houston
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Biography

Henry Hartford Brown was born on November 17, 1930 in Houston, Texas. Brown attended Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from Texas Southern University where he also did graduate study.

Brown served as an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Business and Industry. In 1959, he started his career at Anheuser-Busch, Inc. as a wholesaler representative. Brown was recognized as a superior sales achiever, was promoted and received “The Adolphus Award,” the company’s highest recognition for excellence in sales, named after the founder of Anheuser-Busch and the Fortune 500 Corporation. In 1975, Brown developed Budweiser’s Great Kings and Queens of Africa, an educational program that showcases the rich ancestral history of African Americans. In 1980, he was named Vice President of Marketing Development at Anheuser-Busch for his meritorious contributions resulting from his many innovative programs and projects. In 1990, Brown was elected as Senior Vice President of Anheuser-Busch, becoming the first African American to be elevated to the Senior Executive Suite of the world’s largest brewery. In 1994, Brown retired from Anheuser-Busch as Senior Vice President after thirty-five years of work and launching major initiatives for the company including the Budweiser Community Health Mobile, Budweiser’s Living Legends and The Lou Rawls/UNCF Parade of Stars (He assumed a key role in developing the initial corporate sponsored telethon.).

Brown has received several honors and awards during his career including the Thurman Award from the Association for Retarded Children, 1992; the Presidential Award from the National Conference of African American Mayors, 1994; the Friend of the Community Award from the State of Texas, 1997; and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Lifetime Achievement Award, 2004.

Brown lives in Houston, Texas.

Brown was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on August 9, 2007.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Henry H. Brown's interview, session 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Henry H. Brown lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Henry H. Brown describes his mother's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Henry H. Brown describes his mother's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Henry H. Brown describes his father's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Henry H. Brown describes his father's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Henry H. Brown talks about his family's move to Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Henry H. Brown describes his relationship with his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Henry H. Brown remembers his early mentors
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Henry H. Brown describes the Third Ward of Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Henry H. Brown describes the Juneteenth celebrations in Houston, Texas, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Henry H. Brown describes the Juneteenth celebrations in Houston, Texas, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Henry H. Brown talks about Jesse H. Jones
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Henry H. Brown remembers the black business community of Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Henry H. Brown describes his early experiences in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Henry H. Brown remembers his interest in basketball, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Henry H. Brown describes his activities at Jack Yates Senior High School in Houston, Texas, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Henry H. Brown remembers his aspirations to a career in business
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Henry H. Brown remembers his involvement in the Boy Scouts
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Henry H. Brown remembers his interest in basketball, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Henry H. Brown describes his activities at Jack Yates Senior High School in Houston, Texas, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Henry H. Brown remembers Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Henry H. Brown describes his early work experiences
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Henry H. Brown remembers his enlistment in the U.S. Army
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Henry H. Brown remembers joining the U.S. Army Military Policy Corps
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Henry H. Brown remembers the racial discrimination at Camp Gordon in Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Henry H. Brown recalls his U.S. Army service in Frankfurt, Germany, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Henry H. Brown describes the aftermath of World War II in Germany
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Henry H. Brown recalls his U.S. Army service in Frankfurt, Germany, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Henry H. Brown describes the history of Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Henry H. Brown remembers his early interest in Corporate America
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Henry H. Brown talks about Milton Wilson's mentorship
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Henry H. Brown reflects upon the importance of mentorship
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Henry H. Brown remembers quitting his job at the Lakeside Country Club in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Henry H. Brown recalls his marketing pitch to the Anheuser-Busch Companies, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Henry H. Brown recalls his marketing pitch to the Anheuser-Busch Companies, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Henry H. Brown remembers the start of his career at the Anheuser-Busch Companies
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Henry H. Brown describes his early career at the Anheuser-Busch Companies
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Henry H. Brown remembers the support of Jay R. Rideout
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Henry H. Brown recalls joining the Anheuser-Busch Companies' headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Henry H. Brown recalls becoming an officer of the Anheuser-Busch Companies
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Henry H. Brown describes his early civic engagement
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Henry H. Brown describes the history of racial tension in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Henry H. Brown recalls a police riot at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Henry H. Brown talks about race relations in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Henry H. Brown remembers his move to St. Louis, Missouri
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Henry H. Brown talks about Mickey Leland
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Henry H. Brown describes his support for the Congressional Black Caucus
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Henry H. Brown talks about his approach to marketing
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Henry H. Brown describes the creation of the Great Kings of Africa program, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Henry H. Brown talks about the portraits of the Great Kings of Africa
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Henry H. Brown describes the creation of the Great Kings of Africa program, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Henry H. Brown remembers promoting the Great Kings of Africa program
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Henry H. Brown describes the motivation behind the Great Kings of Africa program
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Henry H. Brown remembers the success of the Great Kings of Africa program
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Henry H. Brown talks about the expanded Great Kings and Queens of Africa program, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Henry H. Brown talks about the expanded Great Kings and Queens of Africa program, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Henry H. Brown describes his hopes for the Great Kings and Queens of Africa program
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Henry H. Brown describes his supporters at Anheuser-Busch Companies
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Henry H. Brown talks about distributing posters of the Great Kings and Queens of Africa
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Henry H. Brown describes John Henrik Clarke's role in the Great Kings and Queens of Africa project
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Henry H. Brown describes the artists of the Great Kings and Queens of Africa program, pt. 1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Henry H. Brown describes the artists of the Great Kings and Queens of Africa program, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Henry H. Brown remembers the response to the Great Kings and Queens of Africa program
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Henry H. Brown talks about the Anheuser-Busch Companies' Clydesdale horses
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Henry H. Brown talks about the Anheuser-Busch Companies' heritage programs
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Henry H. Brown describes his involvement in the 'Lou Rawls Parade of Stars'
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Henry H. Brown describes the success of the 'Lou Rawls Parade of Stars'
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Henry H. Brown describes the Chief I and Chief II programs
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Henry H. Brown talks about the Budweiser's Living Legends program
  • Tape: 9 Story: 5 - Henry H. Brown remembers honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 9 Story: 6 - Henry H. Brown reflects upon his community engagement, pt. 1
  • Tape: 9 Story: 7 - Henry H. Brown reflects upon his community engagement, pt. 2
  • Tape: 9 Story: 8 - Henry H. Brown talks about Corporate America's responsibility to the black community
  • Tape: 9 Story: 9 - Henry H. Brown reflects upon his career at the Anheuser-Busch Companies
  • Tape: 10 Story: 1 - Henry H. Brown describes his hopes for the African American community
  • Tape: 10 Story: 2 - Henry H. Brown reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 10 Story: 3 - Henry H. Brown reflects upon his upbringing
  • Tape: 10 Story: 4 - Henry H. Brown describes his family
  • Tape: 10 Story: 5 - Henry H. Brown talks about the Boule
  • Tape: 10 Story: 6 - Henry H. Brown describes his activities as a member of the Boule
  • Tape: 10 Story: 7 - Henry H. Brown reflects upon his decision to share his story
  • Tape: 10 Story: 8 - Henry H. Brown describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 10 Story: 9 - Henry H. Brown narrates his photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 11 Story: 1 - Henry H. Brown narrates his photographs, pt. 2