A Lincoln Talk
Keynote Presentations by
Cameron S. Brown
Cameron S. Brown's keynote talks, "The Relevance of Abraham Lincoln," and "Lincoln's Winning Smile" offer a fresh, informative and entertaining
perspective on America's beloved president.
. . . a magnificent springboard for any group contemplating leadership subjects and related topics." —Dr. Jeffrey R. Docking, President, Adrian College
"The whole presentation was captivating and exceptionally well received by students, faculty, and staff. If you are looking for an uplifting and inspiring program, I would highly recommend you consider Cameron's spellbinding presentation." —Dr. David M. Mathews, President, Southwestern Michigan College
“My teenage son was enthralled during the presentation, and remained reflective afterwards . . . isn’t this our hope for tomorrow?” —Pastor Kevin Hart, Second Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, MI
"It is a wonderful new and persuasive picture of Lincoln’s often observed countenance. I was emotionally touched any number of times especially by the observation of the Maine soldier and Robert Brewster Stanton’s recollection of Lincoln visiting and relating to sick and wounded Union soldiers. You have discovered something very significant and original—a very important contribution to our understanding of the humanity of Lincoln." —Dr. William B. Anderson, PhD, former Director, Michigan Dept. of History, Arts and Libraries
"Cameron Brown’s research has uncovered an overlooked asset of our 16th president. Richly sourced with first-person accounts, Brown convincingly illustrates that Lincoln was a warm and caring individual who possessed a unique ability to empathize and convey his emotions to others. Brown’s interpretation helps soften our view of Lincoln which has been constrained by the limitations of period photography and too often compounded by the media of today." —Dr. Thomas M. George, MD, CEO, Michigan State Medical Society
"Cameron Brown's presentation on Lincoln's smile is intriguing, meticulously researched, and highly informative. He includes compelling eye-witness testimony of those who knew Lincoln and paints a vivid picture of mid-nineteenth-century public life. By the end, the audience feels it knows Lincoln the man better. Brown lights up Lincoln's face and personality the way those who knew him must have experienced the great man." —Dr. Mark B. Pohlad, Associate Professor, Dept. of History of Art and Architecture, DePaul University
Abraham Lincoln brings the lens of history into sharp focus. His story is America’s story!
Cameron S. Brown’s purpose in telling Lincoln’s story is to encourage, inform and inspire!
Lincoln’s story is America’s common ground.
As a former legislator and history major, the study of government and leadership have been lifelong interests of Cameron S. Brown. And while Abraham Lincoln presents one of the finest examples of statesmanship, Cameron's interest in the life of Lincoln has a personal side. He is related to Joseph Sessford, ticket taker at Ford's Theatre the night President Lincoln was shot. Born in Washington, D.C., Cameron is a frequent keynote speaker on a range of topics drawn from the treasure trove of American history. An engaging and uplifting speaker, he served in both the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate.
Cameron's keynote address on Abraham Lincoln tells the story of our 16th president in a fresh and compelling way. Like Lincoln, Cameron believes in the power of the spoken word to elevate the public discourse in America. His goal is to inform and inspire—adding entertainment and educational value to group meetings and special events. Cameron's presentation includes a large-screen showing of his companion video, "Abraham Lincoln, A Voice for the Ages."
Cameron has an MPA from Western Michigan University, and a BA in history from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He also attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Among his most formative educational experiences, he counts living in West Africa as a child and attending T. C. Williams High School the eventful year depicted in the Walt Disney movie, Remember the Titans, as especially memorable. Cameron was the high school's senior class vice-president.
Cameron and his wife, Helen, reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he is president of the Kalamazoo Abraham Lincoln Institute, a new Michigan 501(c)3 corporation spearheading efforts to promote Kalamazoo's unique Lincoln legacy—Kalamazoo being the only place in Michigan where Lincoln made a public appearance.
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