Craig Brown moved from St. Louis to Muskegon in 1992 to teach psychology at Muskegon Community College. He soon became an untiring voice in the quest for diversity, understanding, and communication at the college and in the community. After Craig’s death in 2007, to honor and continue his work, the Social Science Department decided to develop a “Diversity Wall” as a learning tool for passersby. The Wall features persons of varied ethnic, cultural, and racial backgrounds who have advanced the cause of diversity, justice, and freedom in our country and around the world.
The Craig Brown Diversity Wall is in the corridor between Rooms 242 and 244 of the Main Building. On March 23, 2011, MCC held a formal public dedication the Diversity Wall, featuring student artist, Aryan Johnson’s portrait of Craig Brown. The Wall currently features posters of Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Harriet Tubman, Rachel Carson, Isabel Allende, Mahatma Gandhi, Desmond Tutu, Sherman Alexie, Mother Teresa, Sojourner Truth, Cesar Chavez, Nelson Mandela and Doris Rucks.
Suggestions or donations for the Diversity Wall are welcome, but they need to be submitted for approval to the Diversity Wall Committee of the Social Sciences Department. For more information, please call 231-777-0380.