Cleo Scott Brown

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Can We Talk?

Race, Voting, & Class

Books, Workshops, and Talks designed for UNDERSTANDING, INTROSPECTION, AND CHANGE!

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Based on years of conversations on race, Cleo Scott Brown has identified recurring questions, issues, and areas of misunderstanding that negatively impact progress in race relations work. Raceology 101 is a collection of writings that will take everyone back to the basics—those fundamental issues that must be clearly understood and addressed to make meaningful progress in improving race relations.

New Discussion Starter Guide Now Available for Raceology 101!

All you need to facilitate meaningful group discussions about race using our latest publication, Raceology 101, now available in this new FREE Discussion Guide!. 

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Adult Non-Fiction

1st Place

National Federation of Press Women Competition

Our Mission

To use history to generate insightful, meaningful discussions about race relations, voting, and class that lead to introspection and change. 

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History offers to us the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of past generations, recorded to protect us from repeating past mistakes.



A gifted speaker, writer, and workshop leader whose talent is presenting sometimes uncomfortable history in a manner that puts audiences at ease and leads them to a place of increased understanding of themselves and others. Weaving in stories for her and her father's life, as presented in her book "Witness to the Truth", Cleo presents a history filled with lessons, wisdom, and inspiration for the current generation.

Ouachita Parish Library Summer Adult Read Selection 2008

Essence Bestseller

published by University of South Carolina Press

A moving and powerful autobiography....a sterling example of the power of an individual voice raised in protest, of what happens when one person unwaveringly insists on what is right and just.
— New Orleans Times Picayune

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