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Legendary Coach and Hall of Famer Harold V. Lucas To Host Official Book Signing And Reception This Friday


Mr. Harold V. Lucas, Jr. will celebrate with B-CU faculty, staff, friends and family the release and book signing of his autobiography, A Tree That Grew In Midway: The Autobiography of Mr. Harold V. Lucas, Jr.  This event will take place in the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center in the President's Banquet Room.  

Mr. Lucas’ co-authored autobiography will feature several chapters traveling through his life’s journey growing up in Daytona Beach, attending B-CU, becoming an educator during segregation, family memories, mentoring others and being an avid supporter of his alma mater.

“This book is about the preservation of a legacy and the passing of historical perspective by a man who has lived for 83 years and seen so very much,” said Co-Author, Dr. Ashley N. Robertson. Mr. Lucas was born in 1932 and has been a historical part of history though World War II, serving in the Korean War, contributing to integration and has seen the City of Daytona and Bethune-Cookman University grow over his lifetime.

 To hear more about Mr. Harold Lucas and to purchase your copy of “A Tree That Grew in Midway,” join him this Friday, September 16th at 4:00 p.m. to celebrate his momentous accomplishment. 

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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