Quiet couple is not shy in gift to library
Good News from MD, where Eddie and Sylvia Brown couldn't be happier with how the Enoch Pratt Free Library plans to house the African-American collection named in their honor.
"It exceeded my expectations," said Eddie Brown, while looking over the new reading room last week. "This is sensational, beautiful space. Top shelf." The room is part of a new four-story annex to the central Pratt library that will open officially today.
Brown, who is founder and president of Brown Capital Management, and his wife contributed $1 million to support and enlarge the more than 13,000-volume African-American collection that includes notable works such as an original Benjamin Banneker Almanac and volumes relating the collective experience of slavery.