Blacks @ Dartmouth 1775 to 1950

African Americans @ Dartmouth College 1775-1950

Albert Neal Dow Brooks

Dartmouth College
Class of 1919 (attended: 1915-17)
Born
Aug 27, 1897, Washington, DC
Died
Mar 30, 1964, Washington, DC
Other Degrees
Howard University (A.B., A.M.)
School Dartmouth College Class 1919
Born Aug 27, 1897, Washington, DC Year(s) 1915-17
Died Mar 30, 1964, Washington, DC Other Degrees
Howard University (A.B., A.M.)

Career summary

Educator, journal editor and public school administrator in Washington, D.C.

Quotes from biographical sources

On the Occasion of Awarding of Doctorate Degree.

… Some years ago Carter G. Woodson with a small band of followers founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, a movement to rescue the truth about the Negro from oblivion. One of the stalwarts who is carrying on that work today is the gentleman whom Lincoln is honored in honoring today.

Albert Neal Dow Brooks, you are the son of the late Walter Henderson Brooks and Eve Holmes Brooks. Your father, of the Class of 1873, was one of the most distinguished graduates of Lincoln University, You hold A.B. and A.M. degrees from Howard and have done additional years of graduate study at New York University. You have been a teacher in the Washington schools since 1928 and you are now principal of Garnet-Patterson Junior High School. You are a member of various boards and committees of the District of Columbia School System. You are an indefatigable civic worker who gives of himself freely to causes which seek the betterment of mankind.

As Editor of the Negro History Bulletin and Secretary-Treasurer of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, thou are carrying on in sterling fashion the work so nobly advanced by Carter G. Woodson.

Mr. President, because he is writing history without prejudice, because he is rescuing truth from oblivion, because he is recounting the past as a guide to our future; I present to you for the degree, Doctor of Pedagogy, honors cause, Albert Neal Dow Brooks.


Recorded at Lincoln University, June 7, 1960. (1964). Negro History Bulletin, 27(8), 188.

Other source(s)

  1. Wesley, Charles H. (1964). To Us From Falling Hands. Negro History Bulletin, 27(8), 186-187.
  2. In Memoriam. (Jun 1964). Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, 56(9), 88.