About the Program
Diane Brady, senior editor at BusinessWeek, recalls the efforts of Rev. John Brooks, a theology professor at the College of Holy Cross, who following the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968 traveled the East Coast and recruited African-American students to the College with the hope of realizing Dr. King's goal of an integrated society. Rev. Brooks, the future president of the College, introduced several students to Holy Cross that year, which included a future Supreme Court justice, Clarence Thomas and a future winner of the Pulitzer Prize in literature, Edward Jones. Diane Brady speaks at the Harvard Club in Boston.