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Hall of Honor

Josephine A. Brown

Class of 1899
Hall of Honor 1992

Josephine A. Brown’s life’s work was with the YWCA. 

In 1912, together with Margaret O’Connell, National Field Secretary for the YWCA, Josephine organized a campaign for the organization of the YWCA in Hall County. That year the YWCA became a reality. 

One of twelve children, Josephine spent eleven years in China organizing rural centers for the education of Chinese women and training leaders to conduct schools in the reading and writing of the Chinese Language. She later returned to the United States where she continued her work through the China Relief Association.

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