Lawrence Brown



ABOUT

Lawrence Brown

Lawrence T. Brown, is the grandson of Mississippi Delta sharecroppers and preachers. He is a native of West Memphis, Arkansas and moved to Baltimore in the fall of 2010. He is a racial equity consultant, a co-founder of the lead poisoning awareness initiative #BmoreLEADfree, and an associate professor at Morgan State University in the School of Community Health and Policy. His research addresses the impact of historical trauma on community health.

He served on the board of Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy in West Baltimore’s Upton community for 5 years. In June 2018, he was honored by OSI Baltimore with a Bold Thinker award for his contribution to the discourse in Baltimore regarding racial segregation and Baltimore Apartheid. He is currently wrapping up a book entitled The Black Butterfly: Why We Must Make Black Neighborhoods Matter to be published in 2019.