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Author of ‘A Lesson Learned’ to kickoff Tuskegee’s spring Lyceum Series

January 09, 2019

Contact: Michael Tullier, APR, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

Jeevan Brown

Tuskegee University will resume its 2018-19 Lyceum Series on Wednesday, Jan. 16 by welcoming author Jeevan Brown. The author of A Lesson Learned will make remarks beginning at 6 p.m. in the university’s Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Arena.

Brown’s book is the subject of the university’s Common Reading Book Experience program. In A Lesson Learned, he dives into the lives of 16 college students as they experience the trials and tribulations that ultimately made them the men and women they are today. Based on true events, these stories are raw, uncut, funny, nostalgic and emotional. From near death experiences, sports, rape, drugs, racism, STDs, finances, fashion, relationships and more, each story gives a detailed account of the pivotal aspects followed by advice, statistics and the lessons the main characters learned from each experience.

Hailing from Landover, Maryland, Brown grew up with a keen interest in music and writing. After earning a communications degree from Johnson C. Smith University, he moved to Atlanta and began writing for Ozone magazine. He later co-founded Demeanor Clothing — a lifestyle brand dedicated to providing high-quality, message-driven clothing, accessories and art. Currently, in addition to writing, he is an IT business analyst.

Tuskegee University’s Lyceum Series programming will continue through the spring semester, with an emphasis on literature, activism and culture. The series — which features notable headliners who educate, enlighten and entertain members of the campus and surrounding communities — represents the university’s commitment to educating students in an engaging and holistic way.

Upcoming Tuskegee University Lyceum Series include:

Monday, Jan. 28: African-American civil rights activist Tarana Burke and first to use the “Me Too” phrase in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society; 6 p.m., Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Arena

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Patricia Russell McCloud, a motivational speaker frequently described as a “visual speaking experience”; 6 p.m., University Chapel

Thursday, Mar. 14: Dr. Randall Horton, an award-winning poet who also will serve as the Department of Modern Languages, Communication and Philosophy’s Spring 2019 Ellison Lecturer; time 3 p.m., Brimmer Hall Auditorium

Saturday, Apr. 6: Dr. Paul Kwami, director of choral activities at Fisk University and the university’s 2019 Dawson Institute Lecturer; 1 p.m. Lecture, University Chapel; 6 p.m. Concert, Logan Hall

Lyceum Series events are free and open to students, faculty, staff and others in the community who wish to attend. For more information about the series and updates on future presenters, visit

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