Campus Activity Speakers
On campus activities for students in a post-secondary institution are a great way to stimulate school pride and engagement on important topics. Campus activities can range from large-scale campus events and functions to small on-campus groups and organizations. An African-American public speaker from Great Black Speakers can help to not only promote your campus activity and enhance engagement but also helps to raise awareness of specific subjects and causes. You can browse through our selection of engaging, high energy campus activity public speakers that are top African-American names in the public speaking industry.
Award-winning Actor, Best-selling Author, and Philanthropist.
- 100 Black Men, Acting, Alpha Phi Alpha, Arts, Association, Author, Black History Month, Black Men , Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Campus Activity, College Orientation, Commencement, Constitution Day, Emancipation Proclamation , Film, NPHC Fraternities/Sororities, High Achieving Youth, Homecoming, Law School, Relationship
Hill Harper Hill is an award winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist. Hill is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, and The Conversation. Letters to a Young Brother was named “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association in 2007.Hill currently stars on the hit television drama CSI:NY as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. CSI is the most successfu...
Actor, TV Host, Emcee and Youth Mentor
Terrence Jenkins Terrence J is a young man with a master plan. From apprenticing with NASCAR® to working on radio and throwing some of the best social gatherings around, Terrence J has been preparing himself for superstardom and making sure that his life is the American Dream, blasted out of the box. Now, he’s using his hosting spot on BET®’s 106 and Park, the hottest music program in the world (airing in the US, Japan and the U...
International Authority on Soft Skills • Award-Winning Youth Advocate
Al Duncan Al is an award-winning youth advocate, publisher, and internationally recognized authority on soft skills who travels the world "Equipping Young Minds For Exceptional Performance.™" As the leading motivational speaker for at-risk youth and troubled young people, Al has delivered Duncan Nuggets®, live and in-person, to over 1 million young people around the world. He is the owner of three successful business and he...
Award-winning Performer, Writer, Producer, and Director.
T’Keyah Crystal Keymah Performer, writer, producer, director, T’KEYAH CRYSTAL KEYMÁH is her name personified: a prism of energy and vision, known worldwide for her acclaimed work on TV’s In Living Color, Cosby, and That’s So Raven. Keymáh voiced Bumblebee on Teen Titans and Trixie’s mom on American Dragon. Stage credits include Love Letters (w/ David Alan Grier), her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Some of My Best Friends:...
Recognized as a Social Activist of Empowerment who brings balance, skill and relevance to people and organizations around the country.
- Attitude, Black History Month, Black Men , Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Campus Activity, Career, College Motivational, College Success, Commencement, Community Outreach, Corporate Leadership, Diversity, High Achieving Youth, HBCU, Homecoming, Leadership, Organizational Development, Personal Development, Professional Development, Public Service, Relationship, Religious, Self-Esteem , Substance Abuse, Success, Womens Empowerment, Young Black Women, Youth Motivational
- $2,500 - $5,000
Early Jackson Early Jackson is what you would call a statistical anomaly. With a traumatic birth as a premi weighing only one pound and a few ounces, Early was born a fighter. His childhood began with a strong, loving mother and an entrepreneurial father which was picturesque of an average middle class family. The later separation of his mother and father sparked a life that would prove to be the exact opposite. Stepping into po...
Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer trailblazer for the "Road to Glory": led by his love of God, family, basketball and second chances.
“Basketball is life” is a phrase, but when Nevil Shed was playing basketball; his life was threatened just for daring to be great in basketball. Taunted, called every racial slur, threatened for just daring to show up, winning was not important, it was the only option. With the odds stacked against Nevil and his small and unfavorable team, they created a new road, blazed in glory, changing the world the way they knew how- with the gam...
Marlon specializes in civic engagement, leadership, mentorship of young black men, expression of faith, education, and self-empowerment.
Marlon Haywood Marlon was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago in the Englewood area. Never one to let his environment dictate his future, he attended Northern Illinois University (NIU). Marlon received his Master’s Degree in Adult & Higher Education and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Liberal Studies from NIU. Currently, Marlon is a Doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program at Roosevelt University. Marlon’s ...
A Youth Leadership Strategist Encouraging Youth to Get Up, Get Out, & Go Get It!
Laymon Hicks All teens are troubled. It goes with the territory. A part of the “passage.” There is the typical “torment” of wanting to belong, to be the same, to be liked and accepted. Is my nose too big? My height too short? My hair too long? But not everyone belonged to the Brady Brunch. Drugs. Alcohol. Violence. Stress. Depression. Add the words bullying, peer pressure and self-doubt and you’ve entered the real world drama ...
Young, Beautiful, and HIV Positive.
Marvelyn Brown Marvelyn, a native Tennessean, was diagnosed with HIV at age 19. Since then she has moved both live and television audiences around the United States, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda with her compelling personal story. Brown has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. She is currently the CEO and an Independent HIV Consultant for, Marvelous Connections. Her humanitarian...
Diversity Trainer, CEO and Lead Facilitator of Side by Side, A Diversity and Community-building Company
Alvin Herring “We are living in the most exciting time in human history! If we are willing to do the work, make the sacrifices and meet the challenges we could usher in a new era of peace, justice and true community.” These are the words that Alvin has been sharing with audiences on college and high school campuses, in corporate boardrooms and at grass root gatherings all across the country for more than two decades. Many have ...
Using his story from the grasslands of Africa to Wall Street, Jeff speaks on succeeding in the face of challenges, student success and unleashing potential.
- Academic, At Risk Youth, Attitude, Black History Month, Black Men , Business Development, Business Executive, Campus Activity, Career, College Leadership, College Motivational, College Success, Corporate Leadership, Economic Development, Personal Development, Student Affairs, Success, Youth Motivational
- $5,000 - $10,000
Dr. Jeff Kaluyu was born in a small poor village in Africa. His biggest dreams as a little boy were those of his grandfather. He dreamed of owning many animals and taking them to the grazing fields to show off the numbers himself. He wanted to be the one to name his cows and goats according to their behaviors and control them, just like his grandfather.As he grew older he realized that his grandfather’s dreams were limited and he was li...
Women’s Empowerment, Relationship and Leadership Speaker.
Jasmine Doster Jasmine is an emerging voice of wisdom. She is passionate about bring souls into the Kingdom of God, guiding people into their diving calling, and inspiring people through arts and entertainment. She offers coaching that brings people into divine alignment, identifies and overcome internal obstacles, creates lasting transformation in the lives of her clients.Doster is truly a renaissance woman with an array of exp...
A rising political influencer in the New South who combines inspiration with information on topics from 21 century politics, education, and economic inclusion.
Steven L. Reed Probate Judge, Montgomery County Steven was elected as the Probate Judge of Montgomery County, Alabama in November2012. He is the first African-American and youngest person elected to the county’s highest elected administrative office. As Probate Judge he combines his administrative and judicial responsibilities with the role of chief elections officer for the county.Judge Reed was born and raised in Montgomery...
Revolutionary Pro-Activist with a relatable and unapologetic style of writing and speaking.
Ezekiel J. Walker Ezekiel is a writer and lecturer residing in Durham, North Carolina.Walker most recently completed his third book, Black As I Wanna Be, which discusses the most recent recurring murders by way of police brutality and what revolutionary changes are needed to make a difference for the present and future generations of African Americans to overcome this and other institutional controls. Walker continues to collabor...
- 100 Black Men, Attitude, Author, Campus Activity, College Leadership, College Motivational, College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, High Achieving Youth, High School Motivational, HBCU, Leadership, Motivational, Personal Productivity , Christian, Young Black Men, Youth Motivational
- $5,000 - $10,000
George A. Olokun “Mr. Opportunity” George is a Personal Life Trainer & Life Catalyst, leading Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, & Visionary Entrepreneur. George travels all over the Nation and has spoken for the Obama Presidential Campaign, Black Enterprise, Essence, several colleges/universities, a number of k-12 Schools, Fraternal organizations, several civic organizations and a list of major entities. Many articles have b...
Religious Leader over 60 years, Interfaith Dialogue Expert, and Community Activist.
Imam Alfred Mohammed Imam is a dynamic religious leader and public speaker, with a focus in the nexus between sacred scripture which includes the Bible and Quran, psychoanalysis, historical studies, and African-American social thought. His passion for interfaith discourse, more specifically forwarding the Muslim and Christian dialogue has made him a sought-after speaker in religious circles across the country. His perspective is...
Genocide Survivor Speaker for High Schools and Colleges
Daniel Trust Daniel is an American motivational speaker and survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide that killed between 800k & 1 million Hutus and Tutsis. Born and raised in Rwanda, Africa, at the age of 5 years old, Daniel Trust witnessed the killing of his lovely mother Thamari during the civil war in Gisenyi, Rwanda. Mr. Trust came to the United States as a refugee in 2005 at the age of 15 years old. He graduat...
Muckracker. Motivator. Mentor. Former advertising executive turned industry activist and talent futurist.
Lincoln Stephens Lincoln is a former Advertising Account Management Executive (Carol H Williams, Martin Retail, and TracyLocke) turned activist, muckraker and entrepreneur. In his professional career, Stephens has worked with top brands such as Frito Lay, Quaker, Pepsi, Cadillac, Hummer, Chevrolet, and Coca-Cola. Born in Dallas, Texas, Lincoln is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received a Bachelor’s in J...
World Traveler, Author, & Budget Travel Expert helping minority students discover the benefits of study abroad experiences.
Deidre Mathis Budget world traveler, author and keynote/public speaker Deidre Mathis debuted her budget travel book, “Wanderlust: For the Young, Broke Professional” last February as part of Author House Publishing’s Travel line and has been on the go spreading the benefits of international travel since then.Deidre has been twice featured in Black Enterprise Magazine and she has also been highlighted as a USA TODAY’s Modern Woman....
Dennis is a storytelling pioneer, discovering and creating new models for content creation, brand expansion, audience building and monetization in the digital space.
Dennis Dortch Dennis is an acclaimed filmmaker (IFP Gotham Award Nominee, Breakthrough Director) and New Media entrepreneur. His 2008 Sundance Film A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK AND SEXY was distributed by Magnolia pictures, licensed by Showtime and is currently available on Netflix. Dennis parlayed the films’ cult following into the launch of the BLACK&SEXY TV digital network in 2011. With over 65,000 subscri...
Political Organizer & Advocacy Communications Professional
Kouri Marshall Kouri is an accomplished campaign strategist and serves as a Principal at 3K1A Strategies, a political and digital strategies firm specializing in political and non-profit advocacy campaigns across the United States. Kouri previously served as the Campaign Manager for Anita Bonds for DC Council, successfully managing a citywide race in a crowded field of eight other candidates – Bonds won by ten points. Prior t...