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What Others Are Saying About Fraternity

"Holy Cross, Black Power, and the Sixties could have been an unholy mix. A bold Jesuit priest made it a holy one. The story of Father John Brooks, Clarence Thomas, Ted Wells, and the others rings with power, pride, and human feeling. 'Fraternity' and the saga it retells adds honor to my college." —Chris Matthews ’67, anchor, MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews

"An incredibly inspiring book. Diane Brady has captured the story not just of a group of amazing black men and their mentor, but of an era. ... 'Fraternity'is about the power of hope, the power of presence in the lives of others, the power of mentorship, role modeling, and actionable belief."  —John Hope Bryant, founder and CEO of Operation HOPE

"This book is a template of how we should all think about both our societal responsibility and the gift of mentorship."  —Wes Moore, author of "The Other Wes Moore"

"A compelling story about a fractious moment in American history and the extraordinary efforts of one institution—one man, really—to make amends.” —The Boston Globe

“As Brady offers heretofore unseen glimpses into the early lives of this fraternity of African Americans, she also brings to our attention for the first time an unsung hero of the civil rights movement." —Book Page

"A cogent account that ripples more broadly and addresses issues that remain, notably affirmative action programs, but also the roles of faculty and staff, of alumni and even parents in determining the direction of a college." —Publishers Weekly


Academic Convocation - Jan. 26, 2012

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