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Marion L. Carroll

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Harvey,LA | Listener Since 2007

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  • Fraternity: In 1968, a visionary priest recruited 20 black men to the College of the Holy Cross and changed their lives and the course of history.

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Diane Brady
    • Narrated By Dominic Hoffman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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 and Theodore Wells....

    Marion L. Carroll says: "Exceptional insight"
    "Exceptional insight"
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    What made the experience of listening to Fraternity the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the reading. I could sense the intensity, apprehension and overall triumph these students felt throughout the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the clarity of context. Even though this was 50 years ago I understood the surroundings and experienced the transition these student had to make. I related completely to their challenge as my own was similar...only 20 years later.


    What does Dominic Hoffman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The subtlety of Hoffman's read gave me a sense of the sincerity the white students, Dean, President and the community had in interacting with these new students and how they effected their lives in such memorable ways.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Clarence Thomas is as he is today because this is how he was then.


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