Paving the way: UNCG honors local woman who helped integrate college, community

Published 6:41 am Thursday, November 3, 2022

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Alice Garrett Brown, class of 1965, was one of six honorees at the Annual UNC-Greensboro Alumni Awards Celebration on Oct. 14.

She received the prestigious WC Legacy Award which is given to alumni who attended Woman’s College or UNCG; emphasis is placed on service, social or political activism.

The recipient attended Davie County Training School, graduated from Price High School in Salisbury, and was one of six African-American freshmen to enroll at Woman’s College in1961.

While the college was integrated in 1956, the businesses, adjacent to the campus on Tate Street, remained segregated. The honoree participated in the student protests that resulted in their desegregation.

At the October awards event, she was recognized for a lifetime of commendable advocacy for education and for justice.

She lives in Mocksville with her husband, Andrew.