Roscoe Browne

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Birth Name: Roscoe Browne
Born: 05/02/1925
Birth Place: Woodbury, New Jersey, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 04/11/2007

Born on May 2, 1925, this son of a Baptist minister was raised in Woodbury, NJ, where he was a voracious reader and a promising athlete. After a stint in the U.S. Army, Browne graduated in 1946 from the historically black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where he ran track. He would go on to do his post-graduate studies at Middlebury College in Vermont, at Columbia University in New York City, and at the University of Florence in Italy, before returning to his alma mater to instruct courses in comparative literature and French. Browne also continued to pursue athletics, where he excelled at track and field. He placed first in the Amateur Athletics Union 1000-yard run in 1949, as well as w... Continue Bio >>

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