Tony Brown speaks at summer commencement

Tony Brown will speak to the Grambling State University Summer graduation class Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. The graduation will be held in the T.H. Harris Auditorium.

Summer graduates will hold a practice session Wednesday, July 26.

Tony Brown is currently the commentator of the PBS series ” Tony Brown’s Journal”, the longest running PBS series up to this date. Recently, Brown also became the first recipient of the National Director’s Legacy Award for Journalism from the United States Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

Tony Brown was born in Charleston, West Virginia, where he graduated from Garnet High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and his Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Social Work at Wayne State University in Detroit. He has received numerous honorary doctorate degrees for his achievements in civil rights, education, economics and journalism. This media entrepreneur has been an innovator in many areas.

Brown has distinguished himself as a producer, bestselling author, educator, radio host, television commentator and film director. Now, he has entered the history books, not only in the arena of civil rights where he coordinated the largest march in history that was led by Dr. Martin Luther King. In a cover story by Black Enterprise magazine, this educator and lecturer coordinated a march in Detroit that featured Martin Luther King, Jr. and drew an estimated 500,000, perhaps the largest civil rights march in America. It is also believed to be the first time Dr. King delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech.

USA Today recently selected him as one of the top five leaders to analyze the status of Black America. Talkers also selected Brown, the prestigious radio trade magazine, as one of “the 100 most important radio talk show host in America.”

He was the first and founding dean, as well as professor, of the School of Communications at Howard University, where he established a highly distinguished academic and professional record. This unique accomplishment was recently enhanced by his appointment as the first dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University.

Some of Brown’s accomplishments are the winner of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Silver Circle Award. Brown was also the first dean and professor of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University, Bestselling Author, Radio Talk show host and a self-empowerment advocate. His motto “self help” is a call to action that is very explicit. ” No Black Lies, No white Lies- Only the Truth!