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The Brown Lady--The Ghost at Chowan University

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Two versions talk about a ghost of a young girl dying of fever at the Chowan Baptist Female Institute (now Chowan University). Because of sightings, the legend grew and even W. B. Edwards, an early college president) encouraged the stories of 'The Brown Lady.' In the 1940's and 50's the college held a Brown Lady Festival. Even the literary magazine of Chowan University is called 'The Brown Lady.'