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Charles Ogletree

Founding and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice; Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Charles Ogletree Charles is a prominent legal theorist who has made an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and by working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law. Professor Ogletree opened the offices of The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice (http://www.charleshamiltonhouston.org) in September 2005 as a tribute to the legendary civil rights ...

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John Marshall

John Marshall, son of Thurgood Marshall, our nation's first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, specializes in motivational speeches dealing with his father's role in our nation's civil rights movement and his place in American History.

John W. MarshallJohn W. Marshall is the younger of two sons of Thurgood Marshall, the lead attorney in Brown v Board of Education, and our nation’s first African-American Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. John specializes in motivational speeches dealing with his father’s role in our nation’s civil rights movement and his place in American history. He has also been the featured speaker for numerous law enforcement and fire and...

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Judge Mablean Ephriam Judge Mablean was born to Robert and Mable Ephriam in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. She is no stranger to achievement. Through hard, consistent and dedicated work, she strives to perform and do her God-given best. Since a child, she has always had that “spirit” of excellence and liberality about her. The ninth of ten children, you could always find her somewhere reading, studying, and asking countless questions that could drive ...

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Jamal Joseph

Panther, Poet, Professor, Prisoner and Oscar Nominee who speaks on activism, creative arts, social justice and personal transformation.

Jamal Joseph   Jamal is a Professor of Professional Practice and former chair of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program. He is the Executive Artistic Director of New Heritage Theater and Films and the Founder of the acclaimed Impact Repertory Youth Theater of Harlem. He is an alum of the Sundance Directing Lab and the Third World Newsreel Film and Video Workshop. He serves on the advisory boards of the Tribeca Film Institute, Imagenation, ...

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Keith Beauchamp

Investigative filmmaker who made history unearthing the truth about Emmett Till: bringing justice to victims of injustice

Keith BeauchampEmmy Nominated Producer/ Director, Keith A. Beauchamp attended Southern University in Baton Rouge where he studied Criminal Justice with the intention of becoming a Civil Rights Attorney. As a young boy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Beauchamp had his share of run-ins with racism but it wasn't until an incident where he was assaulted by an undercover police officer after dancing with a white woman at a party that he felt compelled to f...

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Matthew Fogg

'And Justice For All' - Renowned Federal Agent Whistleblower on racism behind the blue wall of silence - Law enforcement subject matter expert - EEO Expert - 1st Responder at NYC Ground Zero on 9/11

Matthew F. FoggExecutive Director, “And Justice For All” INC. Matthew Fogg – and justice for all BIOGRAPHY “One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson Matthew F. Fogg retired as a Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal with 34 years of outstanding public service. He is currently the Federally Employed Women (www.FEW.org) National Vice President for Congressional Relations and the only male FEW National Board Member. Matthew is the 2013 Nationa...

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Dr. Christi Griffin

Author of Incarcerations in Black and White: The Subjugation of Black America. She is a retired attorney and leading authority on the impact of crime, mass incarceration and injustice on children, families and the community.

Dr. Christi GriffinDr. Christi Griffin has riveted audiences with the realities of mass incarceration and its impact on children, families and the community. Since founding the non-profit organization, The Ethics Project, she has spoken to educators, students, law enforcement, church congregations, community leaders and non-profit CEO’s on the dangers of ignoring an ever growing system of incarcerations that has ravaged state budgets and closed h...

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Rodney Bullard

Rodney is 'Well-versed servant leader specializing in a wide-range of commentary including national security, law, philanthropy, and education.'

Rodney BullardRodney Bullard is currently the Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation where he leads the company’s corporate philanthropic and social responsibility strategy. Prior to this role, Rodney served as an Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting complex criminal cases. For his service, the United States Attorney General presented him with the Department of Justice Director’s Award. Prior to this role, Rodney was selected a...

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Dr. L’Heureux Lewis

Leading scholar and activist in education, youth culture, and public policy.

Dr. L’Heureux LewisDr. Lewis is a leading scholar and activist in education, youth culture, and public policy. His research and commentary have been sought for television, radio, and community forums because they concentrate on expanding conversations, deepening analysis, and creating traction towards racial and gender equality. He is an assistant professor of Sociology, Black Studies, and Public Policy at the City College of New York CUNY.   H...

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Sheldon Candis

Baltimore native whose debut feature film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival

Sheldon CandisBaltimore native Sheldon Candis is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Candis’ documentary THE DWELLING, chronicles the lives of two homeless men living along Tokyo's Sumida Gawa. The film is being distributed by Scion and Giant Robot magazine. Candis’ short film THE WALK tells the dramatic story of a wheelchair-bound septuagenarian who builds a robot suit with his grandson in an attempt to walk again. Sheldon has also ...

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Rev. George Walters Sleyon

Author, Educator in Social Philosophy, Theology, Social Ethics, Race and Mass Incarceration, Preacher, Singer/Songwriter

Rev. George Walters Sleyon Rev. Walters is a Ph.D. Student at the University of Edinburgh/UK. He holds a Master of Divinity (M.Div) and a post-graduate master: Master in Sacred Theology (S.T.M) in Philosophy, Theology and Social Ethics from Boston University. Present Engagement: He is the Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Church and Prison, Inc.: a resource and research center working towards community revitalization through prison r...

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Jennifer North

We must seek solutions that will empower our communities and inspire our youth to take pride in their heritage.

Jennifer NorthOrganizational Development Consultant Jennifer North provides expertise and service throughout the not-for-profit sector. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal and Justice Studies from Governors State University as well as a Master of Arts in Political and Justice Studies. Jennifer has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the not-for-profit program development field, including strategic and comprehensive planning.With a goal to ...

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