DR. Adolf Brown Speaks to GWHS Students!

DR. Adolf Brown Speaks to GWHS Students!
DR. Adolf Brown Speaks to GWHS Students!

Dr. Adolph Brown, a motivational speaker, spoke to George Washington High School's 11th and 12th graders on Monday, September 24, 2018. He began with a deception; a clean-cut, nicely dressed young man stood on stage as hip-hop/rap music started to play. The young man dipped, spun, and twirled. As this happened, a man dressed in baggy jeans, an old white t-shirt, Dred-locked hair, carrying a backpack rose from the audience and took over the stage. This man was the real Dr. Adolph Brown. He wanted the students to see what he looked like before he became the academic and speaker he is today.

Dr. Brown engaged and enlightened students and faculty with his life history. He told students of his rise from poverty and gang filled streets. He explained to them that they too could have a better life if they started making changes in their present lives. Dr. Brown called students on stage for one-on-one conversations and demonstrations about how and what changes they should make in order to lead a more prosperous life. He had advice for both genders concerning proper behavior and respect for themselves and others.

During his talk, Dr. Brown dropped his hip-hop persona by taking off his outer clothing, revealing a well-dressed, cultured individual. By the end of the presentation, he would don his doctoral regalia and explain to students the meaning of the three stripes on his robe. He ended his presentation by letting students know there are no excuses for not trying to better themselves. He is a wonderful speaker for both young and old.

Dr. Brown weaved much-needed knowledge in between hip-hop music, deeply personal anecdotes, wardrobe changes, humor, and high expectations. In the lobby, he continued to encourage both students and teachers with laughter, hugs, and a photo session. Mere words are not enough for this encounter with Dr. Adolph Brown. The first and second pictures below highlight Dr. Brown. The third picture highlights GWHS teachers in attendance, left to right: Kristi Gross, Susan Harlow, Rene Jones-Graves, Dr. Stanley Jones, Dr. Adolph Brown, Mac Porter, and Gwen Stone.