John L. Brown (BIO)
John L. Brown was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1950. He was taken in by his maternal grandmother in 1963 after being fostered by relatives when his mother died when he was a baby. The year 1963 became pivotal for Brown as he recalled watching John F. Kennedy’s televised speech in which the President challenged the nation “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what can you do for your country” It was after that moment that John began volunteering in the classroom after school, cleaning, serving food in the lunchroom. He recalls being chaplain for his homeroom class.
Brown left high school and joined the Marine Corp in 1968, at the height of the Vietnam conflict. While he was serving in Vietnam he was exposed to Agent Orange and saw lots of combat and was heavily decorated for his service. His honors included a purple heart. After the service John moved out west, living in Utah, Denver and Texas.
Self taught he took up the trades of welding, ship fitting and carpentry to earn a living. His veteran’s benefits allowed him to eventually return to school, where he earned an associate’s degree with emphasis on Behavioral Science from Merritt College in Oakland, California. In 1983 he began a career with the United States Postal service, retiring after 17 years.
The realities of struggle and survival had become the fabric of John’s life during his foster years and became the basis for his latest project, “Mentally Blind : Open Your Eyes” about a disenfranchised America.
“Mentally Blind : Open Your Eyes” addition one (978-1463552299) is available on Amazon and will be re released with a wider US distribution in July 2014.
Documentary Film “Mentally Blind: Open Your Eyes” is directed by John L. Brown and produced by Jay Bee. release is scheduled to be Fall 2014.
The trailer for “Mentally Blind:Open Your Eyes” is available for viewing on YouTube;
Inquiries about “Mentally Blind:Open Your Eyes” can be addressed to John L. Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
A. V. Harrison Publishing
May 2014 Copyright
I think John L. Brown has an important message to share. We are all mentally blind and ignoring it doesn’t make it go away. Please show him some support. Please, your comments are most welcome.