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Jacqueline Finney Brown

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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
County Government Administrator
Education Administrator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Chocolate Brown
Favorite Food:
Chocolate, Tuna Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Urbanna, Virginia
Favorite Quote:
No Problem Is Solved At The Same Level Of Consciousness That Created It.

Birthplace

Born:
9/4/1944
Birth Location:
Baltimore, Maryland

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
County Government Administrator
Education Administrator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Chocolate Brown
Favorite Food:
Chocolate, Tuna Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Urbanna, Virginia
Favorite Quote:
No Problem Is Solved At The Same Level Of Consciousness That Created It.

Birthplace

Born:
9/4/1944
Birth Location:
Baltimore
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Biography

Therapist, educator and government administrator Jacqueline Finney Brown was born on September 4, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland. As a child, Brown lived with her mother and step-father. The home was a center-piece of Baltimore black society. The family received frequent guests including doctors, lawyers, teachers and prominent entertainers. A young Leslie Uggams practiced singing there, and Duke Ellington, Thurgood Marshall and the Fashion Fair models all attended parties inside Brown’s childhood home. In elementary school, Brown attended Baltimore’s segregated schools, but in 1961, however, she graduated from Western High School, a predominantly white school where she was elected vice president of her senior class and was active in theater.

In 1961, Brown entered Howard University, where she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She then transferred to the University of Cincinnati and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1967 with her B.A. degree in sociology, psychology and social welfare. Brown received her M.A. degree in guidance and counseling from Bowie State College and her Ph.D. in human development from the University of Maryland. Brown worked as tenured professor in counseling psychology at Bowie State University. Not only is she the former chairperson of the Maryland State Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors, she was also a practicing therapist with her own mental health, counseling and consulting firm.

Brown then served as Director of Academic Support and Director of Reform for the Howard County, Maryland Public School System. She also served on the Superintendent’s Executive Cabinet and directed Family and Community Academic Involvement Services. In 2002, Brown became chief administrative officer for Prince George’s County, Maryland, becoming the first woman to hold this position. In 2006, Brown was elected president of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Corporation. She was later named executive director of Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center.

Brown lives in Maryland with her husband, William A. Brown, Executive Vice President of Page Southerland Page, LLP.

Brown was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on April 26, 2007.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Jacqueline Finney Brown's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Finney Brown lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes her mother's childhood and her maternal grandmother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her mother's siblings and her Aunt Irene Morgan
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes her maternal family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her paternal family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes her earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about segregation in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Jacqueline Finney Brown remembers learning German from her German aunt
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes her education at Coppin Demonstration School 132 in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes the Tabb family's history and present day reunions on her maternal side
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Finney Brown recalls her teachers at Coppin Demonstration School 132 in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about celebrities who passed through Baltimore black society like Leslie Uggams and Duke Ellington
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her parents' divorce and their remarriages
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes the sights, sounds, and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about desegregation efforts during her childhood in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes her experiences of segregation as a young girl in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes her childhood personality
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes her childhood neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Jacqueline Finney Brown remembers being chosen to desegregate Pimlico Junior High School in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes desegregating Pimlico Junior High School in Baltimore, Maryland, pt.1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes desegregating Pimlico Junior High School in Baltimore, Maryland, pt.2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes her experiences of racial discrimination at Western High School in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Finney Brown recalls her extracurricular activities and academic performance at Western High School in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes her experience at Howard University in Washington, D.C. during the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision, Morgan v. Virginia in 1946
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Finney Brown recalls her experience at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes eloping with William A. Brown, Sr. at age eighteen
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Jacqueline Finney Brown shares memories from her college years at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about the early years of her marriage and her decision to transfer from Howard University to the University of Cincinnati
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes her senior year at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Finney Brown recounts her graduate studies at Bowie State University and the University of Maryland
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her three children
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her involvement with the Adler-Dreikurs Institute at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Finney Brown recalls her travels to Holland and England while at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her doctoral studies at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about balancing married life with children and her own private practice
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about conducting marriage and family therapy, and her discovery of Ericksonian hypnotherapy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Second slating of Jacqueline Finney Brown's interview
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about the two children she had before graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 1967
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Finney Brown recalls stories from her time at Seven Hills Neighborhood House
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes the work of settlement houses
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about working in the welfare department in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Finney Brown distinguishes between matrilineal descent and matriarchy in the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about combatting discrimination against Appalachian whites in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about learning lessons in community organizing while working in the Welfare Rights Organization in Dayton, Ohio
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about the Avondale Riots of 1968 after the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about the Avondale Riots of 1968 after the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Finney Brown details her husband's contributions to the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about how Prince George's County in Maryland progressed from the time of restrictive covenants
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about desegregation in Prince George's County, Maryland
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her children's education in Prince George's County, Maryland
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Finney Brown remembers her mentors from the Prince George's County chapter of the NAACP
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes her study of Adlerian psychotherapy at Bowie State College in Bowie, Maryland
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her graduate thesis
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about the feminist movement and the womanist movement
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her aunt's impact on Jim Crow laws and embracing dual identities of African American and American
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes the distinction between African American culture and African culture
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about the Adler-Dreikurs Institute of Human Relations at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about equity v. equality, and Kenneth and Mamie Clark's doll experiments
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Finney Brown recalls a memorable trip to the Netherlands teaching drug counseling therapy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Finney Brown recalls her doctoral studies in human development at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her mentors and the divorce mediation certification program at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about a memorable client from her private practice
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about how she became the human relations coordinator for the Howard County Public School System in Maryland
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her work on academic equity in the Howard County Public School System in Maryland
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her activities in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and in the Links
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her historic appointment as the Chief Administrative Officer for Prince George's County, Maryland, pt.1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her historic appointment as the Chief Administrative Officer for Prince George's County, Maryland, pt.2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her accomplishments as the Chief Administrative Officer for Prince George's County, Maryland
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Jacqueline Finney Brown talks about her working relationship with HistoryMaker Jack Johnson in Prince George's County, Maryland
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes her tenure as Chief Administrative Officer in Prince George's County in Maryland
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Jacqueline Finney Brown reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Jacqueline Finney Brown describes her major contributions to education and Prince George's County in Maryland
  • Tape: 9 Story: 5 - Jacqueline Finney Brown shares her advice for students