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Joy Keys chats with Author Diane Brady about FRATERNITY

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FRATERNITY: The inspiring true story of a group of young men whose lives were changed by a visionary mentor.

On April 4, 1968, the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., shocked the nation. Later that month, the Reverend John Brooks, a professor of theology at the College of the Holy Cross who shared Dr. King’s dream of an integrated society, drove up and down the East Coast searching for African American high school students to recruit to the school, young men he felt had the potential to succeed if given an opportunity. Among the twenty students he had a hand in recruiting that year were Clarence Thomas, the future Supreme Court justice; Edward P. Jones, who would go on to win a Pulitzer Prize for literature; and Theodore Wells, who would become one of the nation’s most successful defense attorneys. Many of the others went on to become stars in their fields as well.

Diane Brady is a senior editor and columnist at Bloomberg Businessweek, where she covers corporate strategies, profiles, and global business issues. She has won several national and international awards for her coverage. Along with regular broadcast appearances, she speaks on business trends and interviews newsmakers worldwide. She’s also taken a leadership role in cross-platform initiatives and editorial events.

Diane previously worked at the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and Manila, Maclean’s magazine in Toronto, and the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi. She is on the board of the Overseas Press Club, and holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto, as well as graduate degrees from the University of Nairobi and Columbia University