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Arnold Brown

Arnold Brown, Esq.
Born 1932
Nationality American
Education Law
Alma mater Bowling Green State Univ., Bowling Green, OH - BA Psych/Science 1954 [1]
Rutgers University School of Law JD, 1957 [1]
Occupation Ret.Attorney/Retail Bookseller [1]
Employer Du Bois Book Center [1]
Home town Englewood
Known for Civil rights
Spouse(s) Lydia White Brown (D. 1995), Gwyn Worthy Brown
Children Crystal, Beverly, Dale and Arnold II

Arnold Brown is notable as a civi rights leader, author and historian, and retail bookseller in Englewood. [1] Born in Englewood ca 1930, he graduated from Dwight Morrow High School class of 1949, then attended Bowling Green University in Bowling Green , OH, and eventually Rutgers Law School, where he graduated with a JD degree in 1957. [1] In the 1960's Arnold Brown was elected the first black State Assemblyman from Bergen County. [2]. A life changing event took place on August 23, 1963, when he traveled to Washington, DC, to attend the "I have a Dream" speech of Martin Luther King, durng the march on Washington. Already a leader inthe urban league, then only 31 years old, he secured VIP tickets and was sitting just a couple of rows behind King during the immortal speech.
Brown is wearing a striped tie. He’s in the center listening to Martin Luther King Jr. and is between the woman with the hat and the man with black rim glasses.


  • Chair of African American Advisory Committee to Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan and the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders [1]
  • Chair of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Committee
  • Chair of the Bergen County Juneteenth Celebration Committtee
  • Treasurer/Board of Trustees of the Englewood Pubic Library
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of the First Baptist Church of Teaneck
  • Member of the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board
  • Member of the Bergen County Human Relations Committee
  • Member of the Kappa Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Board member, Englewood Historical Society


  • "Black Loyalists in Bergen County and 'The Book of Negroes' in The Revolutionary War in Bergen County, 2007; Co-Author of "Images of America: Englewood and Englewood Cliffs, 1998, The History Press, Charleston, SC and Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Staff Writer. "Arnold Brown". Bio. Linked in. Retrieved 1/21/2015. 
  2. Staff Writer. "Crystal and Arnold Brown". Couple's Bio. Project Porchlight. Retrieved 1/21/2015. 
  3. Ensslin, John (Feb. 21, 2013). "Historian from Englewood". News Article. the Record. Retrieved 1/21/2015.