Currently alive, at 83 years of age.
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1934 – Brown was born in Mineola, a small segregated town in east Texas marked by racial tensions on the 20th of March.
1951 – He graduated from Mineola Colored high School, an all-Black school he later described as substandard, and left for San Francisco.
1955 – Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Francisco State University.
1958 – He earned a J.D. from Hastings College of the Law.
1965-1995 – He was member of California assembly.
– He was speaker of California assembly (1st black speaker).
1996 – He became mayor of San Francisco (1st black mayor).
1998 – Brown arranged for Carpeneti to obtain a rent-free office in the city-owned Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
2006 – Brown co-hosted a morning radio show with comedian Will Durst on a local San Francisco Air America Radio affiliate.