The focus of the biography is not specifically centered on the scientific aspects of Dr. Thomas’s life, but also the political and social environments of the communities he encountered. Equally significant, he reached out to young people, both from prominent and poor families (including gang members) to teach them, the importance of obtaining a quality education.
He spent an enormous amount of time with youths teaching them everything from basic rudiments of English and mathematics to complex mathematics, physics, philosophy, and religion. It was his way to seek out youngsters in the streets, get them interested in learning and then teaching them, if they were willing to apply themselves. He tutored all kinds of people in all kinds of places.
Although, he never had a teaching certificate and never received any financial compensation in return. He didn’t do it because he was after any gain of money or power. It was his natural way of living. He was indeed, a Silent Leader.
Rodney Brown: journalist, researcher, lecturer (youth self-empowerment), and author
Rodney Brown is a graduate of Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Mass Communication and Sociology. His educational development extends to Cornell University, where he studied for an abbreviated period under James E. Turner, professor emeritus of African American Politics and Social Policy and founding Director of the Africana Studies and Research Center. Mr. Brown currently lives in Rochester, New York.
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