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You Can’t Go Wrong Doing Right: How a Child of Poverty Rose to the White House and Helped Change the World

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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You Can’t Go Wrong Doing Right: How a Child of Poverty Rose to the White House and Helped Change the World

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Robert J. Brown, CEO and Founder, B&C International and Founder, International BookSmart Foundation

Mar 14 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517

Distinguished Speaker: Robert J Brown 

On behalf of Dean Maurer, please join us for a discussion with Robert J. Brown, a former federal agent, Martin Luther King Jr. executive committee member, White House Special Assistant to President Nixon, philanthropist and author.

Described by the Horatio Alger Society as, “the most remarkable man you’ve probably never heard of,” Robert J. Brown has played a pivotal role alongside the great and the powerful of our time: trailing the mob in 1950s Harlem with a young Robert F. Kennedy; helping white corporate leadership at Woolworth integrate their lunch counters; channeling money from American businesses to the Civil Rights movement; accompanying Coretta Scott King, at her request, to Memphis the day after her husband had been assassinated; advising President Nixon on how to support black entrepreneurship and black colleges; becoming the only person allowed to visit Nelson Mandela in Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town and relay his message of peace to the world.

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Date:
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eg4jidmi9857013d&llr=tqddyjrab

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