Mary V. Brown
Brown graduated in 1864. During her time at ICY, Brown was awarded $5 for “attendance and general good scholarship” and $15 “for proficiency in classical studies.” This award was noted in Octavius Catto’s May 1864 Twelfth Annual Address to the Graduating Class. In April of 1865, Brown served on a committee for the Ladies' Union Association relief agency. Her committee voted to officially sponsor condolences for the death of President Abraham Lincoln, on behalf of the Ladies' Union Association (clipping from this article shown at left). In 1871, Brown was teaching in Philadelphia.
“The Examination of the Pupils of the Philadelphia Institute for Colored Youth” The Christian Recorder; May 11, 1861; “Annual Report of the Managers of the Institute for Colored Youth” The Christian Recorder, October 8, 1864; “Our alma mater: an address delivered at Concert Hall on the occasion of the Twelfth Annual Commencement of the Institute for Colored Youth, May 10th, 1864” by Octavius V. Catto, Philadelphia, C. Sherman, Son and Co., printers, 1864; "The Fair of the Ladies' Union Association," The Christian Recorder, April 22, 1865; Board of Managers of The Institute for Colored Youth, Objects of the Institute for Colored Youth, with a list of the officers and students, and the nineteenth annual report of the Board of Managers, for the year 1871, Philadelphia, 1871.
Image: "The Ladies' Union Association Fair"
Source: The Christian Recorder, April 22, 1865