Raised as a Jehovah's Witness, Sylvester learned, at a young age, how to speak to and engage audiences. By the time he reached adulthood, he was sharing his life story, the lessons he'd learned as a longtime journalist or his desire to encourage individuals-young/old, black/white and "other" to accept their mandate to use their individual gifts and passions to make the world a bit better than it was when they were born. 

Whether he’s speaking to young or older audiences, talking race, religion, politics, social justice, education, writing, media, hip-hop or the need to invest in disenfranchised young people, Sylvester stresses the potential we all have to make change-large or small. If you’re looking for someone who will inspire, inform and excite your audience, Sylvester Brown, Jr. is your speaker!


"Thank you very much for your wonderful speech. Our MSA scholars as well as faculty members were very impressed with your presentation. Your message captured the minds of the young people and they needed to hear more of what you said." - Akehiko Takahashi / Instructor, Missouri Scholars Academy @ Missouri University –Columbia, MO. 


“I just wanted to thank you for your luncheon presentation to MASW. Thank you for inspiring the members as they go back to tackle the issues facing many in our community.” - Dianna Moore Executive Director Missouri Association for Social Welfare


“I have received so many compliments on your speech. People felt it; the students, staff and family members. You were motivating and really had people charged up. You were a delight!” - Lisa Sinak / Career Training Program Special School District of St. Louis


“Just a brief note to thank you for your excellent presentation. Many participants described the luncheon as the highlight of the conference. Your comments were timely and thought provoking." - John A. Wright / Co-Chair / Scholarship Luncheon Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity

Spoken word reading by Sylvester Brown, Jr.

Event: Kasimu-Tet Concert

Joe's Cafe / Sept. 16, 2021

Principia College Speech-2020

Bringing "community" back to communities 

Sylvester Brown | TEDxGatewayArch- Aug 28, 2014

2005 TRibute to Bill Cosby

SB 2006 Black History Month Speech