Civil Rights Speakers
Civil rights refer to the rights to personal liberty established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. constitution and certain Congressional acts, especially as applied to an individual or a minority group. It can also solely refer to the rights to full legal, social, and economic equality extended to African-Americans as a minority group. Knowing one’s civil rights is vital for a variety of reasons and will help to protect you from discrimination and inequality. To learn more about civil rights for African-Americans or to educate an audience on civil rights topics, try hiring a world renowned public speaker from Great Black Speakers. Browse our extensive selection below.
The People's Scholar who specializes in finance, education, and black social commentary.
- Academic, Association, At Risk Youth, Author, Black History Month, Black Men , Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Civil Rights, College Orientation, Commencement, Constitution Day, Diversity, Education, Emancipation Proclamation , Finance, Homecoming, Personal Finance, STEM, Young Black Men
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Dr. Boyce WatkinsDr. Boyce Watkins is one of the most highly sought after African-American scholars in the world. Specializing in financial psychology, educational motivation, and black social commentary, Dr. Watkins has presented his message to millions, making regular appearances on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC News, BET, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Black Enterprise Magazine and many more national media outlets. Brilliant, articulate, and...
Daughter of Malcolm X and Author of Growing Up X
(pronounced ILL-YAH-SAH SHAH-BOZZ) is an author, producer, and motivational speaker as she lectures to capacity audiences across the United States. Her coming-of-age Random House publication, Growing Up X, won critical acclaim, including an NAACP Image Award nomination, BET best book list, and United Press International book of the week. With an avid following of readers, two new releases are slated for 2013—a children’s book with Simon & Schuste...
Direct Descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington
Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. is descended from two of the most important names in American history: he is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. His life until the year 2007 could be described as distinguished yet decisively disengaged from his lineage until Providence called. Today, Ken's career and life path are driven by a mission to end human trafficking and all forms of servit...
Roland S. Martin is a nationally award-winning and multifaceted journalist. A nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate and the author of Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith, and Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America. He also serves as executive editor of the Chicago Defender, the nation’s largest Black daily newspaper. Mr. Martin is a commentator for TV One Cable Network also host of “The Rola...
Iconic entertainer and humanitarian
Harry Belafonte has been called “the consummate entertainer”- an artist in every field in which, he has participated - a concert singer, a recording artist, a movie, Broadway and television star and producer. Belafonte’s activity in the human rights struggle is globally respected. His awards and recognitions include both worlds, as artist and humanitarian. He believes that his work for human rights and his artistic pursuits give him the basis f...
Conservative Republican Political Consultant Pundit, Barter System Digital Marketing Strategist, Inspirational Entrepreneurship, Real Estate Sales
Columnist Writer Urban Game Changer Washington Times Communities and licensed real estate agent, CEO of URBAN GAME CHANGER living in Los Angeles, California. Personal Appointed by the 38th Governor Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger to the position of Governor Appointee Board Member for The Geologists and The Geophysicists for the State of California Governor Appointee Board Member served for 4 years. Server as a California Republican Party Delegate ...
The educator who was an eye witness to one of the most defining moments in the quest for equality.
Charlie E. Hardy, President & CEOCentre For Excellence, LLC EducationJuly 2005, Master of Arts Degree, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix1996 Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow, Washington, DC1972 Registered Representative National Association of Securities DealersMay 1962, Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, Alabama State UniversityMay 1958, High School Diploma, Booker T. Washington High School, Montgomery, ALCareer E...
Academician, Author, and Media Personality Committed to Raising Awareness of Issues Facing the Black Community
- Academic, Association, Author, Black History Month, Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Business School, Civil Rights, College Leadership, College Success, Commencement, Economic Development, Education, Multicultural Affairs, Race Relations , Women in Society, Womens Empowerment, Young Black Women
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- North Carolina
Dr. Julianne MalveauxRecognized for her provocative, progressive and insightful observations, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, author and commentator, is the President and CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc, a multimedia production company. Described by Dr. Cornel West as “the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country”, Dr. Malveaux’s contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender, and their economic im...
Host of NPR's News and Notes
Farai Chideya is a multimedia journalist who has worked in print, television, online, and radio. Prior to joining NPR's News & Notes, Chideya hosted Your Call, a daily news and cultural call-in show on San Francisco's KALW 91.7 FM. Chideya has also been a correspondent for ABC News, anchored the prime time program Pure Oxygen on the Oxygen women's channel, and contributed commentaries to CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and BET. She got her start as a researc...
Professor of Political Science UCLA.
Mark Sawyer is currently a Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at UCLA, the Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics and the Chair of the UCLA Interdisciplinary Program in Afro-American Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in December of 1999. In fall of 2005 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of African and African-American Stud...
Award Winning Filmmaker, Author, and Community Activist
“The most prolific African American Filmmaker of this generation, that 90% of African Americans have never heard of...” JANKS MORTON is a groundbreaking international and award winning Documentarian. As founder of iYAGO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, LLC, he states “the company came into existence to reflect both the conscious and unconscious soul of Black America. JANKS MORTON has been in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years and is a much so...
From No House to the White House: One of the People Behind President Obama's Re-election.
Michael BlakeMichael Blake humbly refers to the words of his mother who said that they went “From No House to The White House”.Michael is the National Deputy Director of Operation Vote, which oversees the constituency outreach programs for the Obama For America campaign.Operation Vote oversees all efforts to constituencies including but not limited to: African-Americans, Youth, Women, Hispanic, Faith, Veterans, Jewish, LGBT & Asian American Pacif...
Academician, Author and Thought Leader on Politics, Black Greek Letter Organizations and Black Male Identity
Raised by his maternal grandmother in Atlanta, Georgia's Carver Homes housing project, Ricky L. Jones not only became the first member of his immediate family to graduate high school, but by age 29 he also earned a Ph.D. Currently, he is full professor (the youngest at his University when appointed), past chair, and Director of the "Center on Race and Inequality" at the University of Louisville. He is a Morehouse College alumnus and was only the ...
Radio Personality and Journalist
Clay CaneClay Cane is a New York City-based, radio personality and award-winning journalist. His work covers various topics: pop culture, sexuality, race, religion, social networking and personal branding. Raised in both Washington State and Philadelphia, his diverse racial and socio-economic background has fueled him to consistently deliver edgy commentary, which has garnered a strong following on his social commentary website, ClayCane.net, a 2...
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. 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 rescue rel...
Champ Hall has done motivational speeches for over 20 years, speaking at schools, colleges, and churches. Other speaking opportunities landed him at the Capitol in Washington, DC on behalf of small businesses, as well as the Capitol building in Harrisburg, PA. "Motivational speaking is something I feel very strong about, but what I am truly passionate about is my reenactment of speeches done by Martin Luther King Jr. He is a political icon and hi...
Son of the African Diaspora, committed to reclaiming revolutionary black pasts toward revolutionary human futures.
Ayinde Jean-Baptiste is neither an entertainer nor the next ‘great black leader’. He is a Sanba, a Kreyol appellation which encompasses poet/ griot/ keeper of memory/ servant of truth. Born in Brooklyn, on Umoja, the youngest child of a hard, demanding love, he was raised in Chicago and Evanston, IL as a member of a large extended family of blood and political relations, and as a master of ceremonies. He has shared his truth in hundreds of settin...
Harvard MBA and Celebrated Expert on Global/Social Entrepreneurship, Wine, and African trade
Selena Cuffe is the President and CEO of Heritage Link Brands, LLC, the largest company in North America dedicated to importing and marketing wine produced by indigenous Africans. With wines that have been featured by media outlets including TIME and PBS, the company’s South African portfolio has won industry accolades from the International Wine Challenge, Decanter Magazine, and Wine Spectator, among others. Customers include household names lik...
Socio-political analyst, behavioral health specialist & multi-mediator, specializing in Black behavioral/self-conceptual solutions.
Cleo Manago has been in the trenches for social reform for well over two decades. A socio-political analyst, behavioral health specialist, activist, writer, film-maker and popular spokesperson on the most controversial issues facing Americans today, Manago is a prominent figure in the African American community and beyond. He is courageously at the forefront when it comes to combating society’s most pressing issues. His distinctively inventive p...
Political Commentator, Radio Host, & LGBT Policy Expert
Aisha C. Moodie-MillsAisha C. Moodie-Mills breaks down the beltway banter to explain the heart behind the headlines and the passion behind the policies shaping our nation. She appears regularly as a political commentator on MSNBC, Fox News, and Current TV, and her work has been featured by Washington Post, Essence, The Atlantic, Politico, The Root, Huffington Post, Uptown Magazine, and ThinkProgress among others. She has been recognized as one ...
Black R.N. specializing in Civil Rights,marched beside Dr. M.L.King, Jr in 1961, jailed at 13 yrs.for social changes
Charlene Hampton Holloway, RN, author of WHITLOCK'S COMPOSITIONS, is a retired R.N. born in Louisville, KY. She is a graduate of JCTC, 1975. Mrs. Holloway also attended Western Kentucky University. She has been married to Chet Holloway, formerly of Breckinridge County, KY for nearly 44 years. They have two adult daughters, 1992 graduates of University of Louisville and one adult son who attended University of Louisville. Mrs. Holloway has ...