Today show correspondent Craig Melvin, right, interviews Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., in the Mary Chapel at Holy Cross on April 17. Image by Christian Santillo
On July 4, Holy Cross and “Fraternity” — the story of Rev. John Brooks’ efforts to recruit African-American students to campus in the late 1960s — again took place in the national spotlight as NBC’s “Today” show devoted a segment to the book that has been called “one of the publishing successes of the season.”
During the 8 a.m. hour, Fr. Brooks and several of the alumni featured in “Fraternity” shared their experiences on campus during a turbulent and racially-tense time in our nation’s history.
Read more about Fraternity,” Fr. Brooks, and the extraordinary group of black alumni featured in the book — including Clarence Thomas ’71, Supreme Court justice; Edward P. Jones ’72, Pulitzer Prize winner for literature; Theodore Wells ’72, one of the nation’s most successful defense attorneys; Stanley Grayson ’72, former New York City deputy mayor who broke the color bar on Wall Street; and Eddie Jenkins ’72, who played for the Miami Dolphins during their 1972 perfect season.
|View two web exclusive videos on the “Today” show website »|
|Learn more about “Fraternity,” Fr. Brooks, and the extraordinary group of black alumni featured in the book, read an excerpt, buy the book, and see reviews and media coverage »|
|In Memoriam: Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J. ’49, 1923-2012 »|
|Photo Gallery: Former Holy Cross President Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J. ’49, Laid to Rest »|
|Photo Gallery: Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J. ’49, 1923-2012 »|
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