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About Linda

Linda Beatrice Brown is the author of three novels and numerous poems, plays, short stories and essays. Her middle grade novel, Black Angels, is set during the Civil War.  A retired professor of African American Literature, Linda graduated from Bennett College in 1961 where she took part in the sit-ins. Her book, Belles of Liberty, published in 2013, grew out of her life long decision to speak out for justice and equality and the participation of Bennett women.


Three of Linda’s novels have been published as well as two books about Bennett College: Belles of Liberty and The Long Walk, which examines the role of Dr. Willa Player as a president of Bennett.


She has written for such publications as The Black Scholar, Religion and Intellectual Life, and 27 Views of Greensboro. Linda’s book collection of poems, entitled, A Mother Knows Her Child, focused on the Mother of Jesus, was also published as a CD in 2015. A second collection, Something of His Mother to Remember, was published in 2016.


Linda has led numerous workshops with a spiritual focus in locations including the Healing Ground in Summerfield, NC., and St. Francis Prayer Center in Stoneville. NC. She is currently on the faculty at The School at Space for Conscious Living. She has been a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for over twenty-five years. 

Recent Awards and Honors


International Civil Rights Center and Museum

Sat. Feb. 1, 2020

Linda received the 202 Participant Award for involvement in
the 1960 sit-ins at the Greensboro F.W. Woolworth’s


Linda received HBCU Living Legends Award

August 24, 2019



Recent events and current activity:


Facilitator and Lead Faculty

“Deconstructing Racism”


Binkley Baptist Church

September/Oct 2020


Facilitator and Lead Faculty

“Deconstructing Racism” Seminar

First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC

October/November, 2020

Poetry Reading (Virtual)

New Garden Friends Meeting

 Adult Forum

Greensboro, NC

Nov. 15, 2020


Member, Beloved Community task Force

Becoming an Anti-Racist Church

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Greensboro, NC 2020-


Member, Strategic Planning Committee

Anti-Racism Initiative

St Francis Springs Retreat Center

Stoneville, NC



Virtual Panel Discussion,

Sit-In Participants

Bennett College Alumnae Association

Durham, NC

Dec 12, 2020


Lead faculty and Facilitator

“Deconstructing Racism” Seminar

St. Francis Springs Retreat Center

Stoneville, NC

Summer 2021




“Calling My Heart”

O. Henry Magazine

Greensboro, NC

Dec, 2020


Me, circa 1957


Black Angels Book Signing, 2009


Crossing Over Jordan Release, 1995


Sit In Participants, 2013


Belles of Liberty Book Signing, 2013

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