Author Don Brown is currently touring the United States speaking at hundreds of venues. Please click the tabs above to see his availability and a partial list of topics to discuss. His first book, “The Morphine Dream” will be released September First. “The Morphine Dream” tells the story of an incredible journey from laborer to Amherst College and Harvard Law School and a remarkably different life.
Mr. Brown is under contract for six more books planned for publication (please click on the tabs above) beginning in January 2013 and every three months thereafter. A significant portion of the proceeds of these books will be donated to the schools he attended: Mount Wachusett Community College, Amherst College and Harvard Law School. In addition, funds will be directed to the Ella J Baker House in Dorchester, headed by Reverend Eugene Rivers and to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, care of Chief Steve Emery in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School headed by Charles Ogletree. By pre-ordering his book today you can help ensure the success of the programs to be funded at those educational institutions.
The donation to Mount Wachusett Community College will fund financial assistance for students transferring from Mount Wachusett to Bachelor’s Degree Programs at other Colleges. It will be named the “Richard Shine Scholars Program.” These funds will assist students with costs incurred in the process of applying to those programs. Eligible students will be required to have a 3.5 GPA to qualify for the assistance.
The donation to Amherst College will be 50% to a program creating a fund for financial assistance to transfer students at Amherst. That program will be entitled “The Amy Johnson Scholars” and will provide eligible students with “moral obligation” loans, with no questions asked, for certain dollar amounts, as they move through their time at Amherst. The other 50% will be directed to the discretionary fund of the President of Amherst College.
The donation to Harvard Law School will be used to establish and fund “The Derrick Bell Professorship in Race and Law” at Harvard Law Schools.
Through these donations, Don Brown’s goal is to honor the people who were most influential in his academic success, while at the same time providing funding assistance to students at MWCC and Amherst. The spirit of the Harvard Law School donation for professorship in Race and Law stems from Brown’s desire that future Harvard Law students continue to have the opportunity to undertake the in-depth study of Race and Civil Rights Law while they are at Harvard Law.
Don Brown speaks on a variety of issues (the topics list and schedule are available on the tabs above). So he may include everyone Don Brown speaks all across the United States and never asks for a fee. He is especially passionate about his deep-rooted feelings on racial harmony, race relations and his many significant experiences and special classmates at places like Amherst, MWCC and Harvard Law. His classmates included authors Dan Brown and Harlan Coben, along with Barack and Michelle Obama and a young Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s first President Jomo Kenyatta, who went on to become Deputy Prime Minister of Kenya.
If you would like to assist Mr. Brown by creating speaking opportunities for him as he travels throughout the country, please click on the schedule above and see when he will be in your area. If you see a date and a time that works for a group you are affiliated with, please call (978) 309-9870 and leave your contact information for further assistance and information.