Education Speakers

The only thing someone can never take from you is your education. This makes education one of the single most important factors in someone’s lifestyle and life path. Your education can not only prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need for future success, but can also give you confidence and pride in yourself and your work. One of the best forms of high impact education is hiring an African-American public speaker from Great Black Speakers to address, inform and discuss your topic to a knowledge-hungry audience for educational purposes. We have the most exclusive range of scholars, authors, lecturers and other education experts that are ready to be booked for your next event or function.

Dr. Boyce Watkins         Dr. Boyce 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, arti...

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Jurnee Smollett Bell

Award-winning actress and activist of rare talent and conviction, speaks on behalf of Artists for a New South Africa, Children’s Defense Fund, and U.S. State Department, to educate people around the world on issues involving HIV/AIDS, Civil Rights, etc.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell          Jurnee is an award-winning actress and activist of rare talent and conviction. She joined the cast of NBC’s critically acclaimed series, “Parenthood,” for its 5th season after co-starring in the most recent series of HBO’s “True Blood”. Jurnee also starred earlier this year in Tyler Perry’s film “Temptation.” The film was Perry’s biggest grossing box-office hit outside of his “Madea” brand.Jurnee was also seen in th...

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Jalen Rose

ESPN/ABC Analyst; University of Michigan Fab Five and 13-year NBA Star; and Founder of Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

Jalen Rose          ESPN/ABC analyst and former 13-year NBA star Jalen Rose is one of the few professional athletes to maintain a high profile post retirement. Long known for his post-game quotes and great relationship with the media, Jalen continues to show his versatility in the broadcast booth, in the entertainment world and as a philanthropist. Jalen was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where he attended Southwestern High Sch...

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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 ( in September 2005 as a tribute to the lege...

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Tim Carthon

At-Risk Student Education Advocate • Startup Business Consultant • Author

A long-time educator and clinician in elementary, middle, high schools, and college, Tim Carthon is aptly named “The force of the thought-provoking voice” for his amazing ability to help others see things from angles they never knew existed and turn them into a voice for thought-provocation through what he calls the “simpleness of simplicity.”   A hardworking, creative visionary and specialist in the fields of at-risk Student educatio...

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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...

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Dr. Julianne Malveaux         Recognized 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 ec...

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Kenneth Morris

Direct Descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington

Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.          Keynote Speaker • Founder & President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives    “Today I held history in my hands! Your legacy and passion for creating change is an inspiration.”    Mr. Morris descends 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 cou...

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Etan Thomas

NBA Player, Author, Poet, Political Pundit and Children’s Advocate.

Etan Thomas         Etan Thomas is More Than An Athlete. He’s been called a “gentle giant.” A “rebounder with a cause.” Thomas defies the stereotype of the apolitical athlete, and plants his roots in his budding literary career with the conviction of a Bill Russell, and the poetic finesse of Muhammad Ali.  Born in Harlem and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Thomas’ childhood was surrounded by books on the civil rights movement, politics and ...

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Goldie Taylor

Goldie is sought after motivational issue driven speaker! Over her 25yr award-winning career, this journalist, opinion writer has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in public discourse.

Goldie Taylor         Over the course of her 25-year career, award-winning journalist and opinion writer Goldie Taylor has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in public discourse. Today, she is a political analyst and on-air contributor at MSNBC where she focuses principally on social justice issues. Best known for her take-no-prisoners style, Taylor has become one of the nation’s preeminent thought leaders on gun control, domest...

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Three Doctors

Best Selling Authors • Community Partners • Health Experts • Motivational Speakers • National Role Models • Philanthropists

Dr. Sampson Davis   Board Certified ER Physician at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, NJ         Dr. Rameck Hunt   Board certified Internist at University Medical Center at Princeton and Assistant Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School         Dr. George Jenkins   Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Columbia University in New York City         Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins...

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Kimberly Bryant

Founder, Black Girls Code; Aspen Institute Fellow; 2015 Apple STEM Partner

Kimberly Bryant            Coming from humble beginnings, Kimberly Bryant is no stranger to hard work. As a young girl, she developed an uncommon passion for math and science which eventually lead her to the prestigious Vanderbilt University where she majored in Electrical Engineering and minored in Math.   Often being the only minority in her classes, she entered the work force in the same predicament. This disconnect continued int...

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Jane John-Nwankwo  CPT, DSD, RN, MSN, PHN    With more than 10 years as a professional female motivational speaker, Jane can hold any audience sitting straight on their chairs for any length of time! Jane resides in Southern California, but travels internationally for motivational speeches. She is a seminar leader and a published author of more than 50 books including textbooks for healthcare training, fiction for entertainment, books f...

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Dr. Sampson Davis

Best Selling Author • Health Expert • Motivational Speaker • National Role Model • Philanthropist

Sampson Davis M.D.        Board Certified ER Physician at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, NJ       Dr. Sampson Davis’ life has come gratifyingly full-circle. Born as the fifth of six children in one of New Jersey’s poorest cities, Dr. Davis grew up in cramped living quarters, surrounded by fragmented families, crime, and drugs. Still, he was a good student, able to strike the fragile balance between being smart, yet socially...

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Jullien Gordon         Jullien, The PurposeFinder, is the country’s leading voice on purpose and motivation for the millennial generation. He already has 10 years of experience working with millennials as a CEO, coach, and counselor.     Jullien is the Founding Partner at New Higher, a high performance consultancy for organizations, individuals, and teams that want to increase employee performance, motivation, engagement, and retention. He has wo...

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Gwen Webber-McLeod, M.S.         President and CEO of Gwen, Inc.   Gwen has over 30 years experience in leadership development, facilitation, strategic planning and the development of effective coalitions/collaborations. Her clients are CEOs, executive and mid-level managers, and leadership teams in public, private, health care and education sectors.      Gwen is a sought after lecturer and conference keynote speaker on leadership top...

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Londell McMillan

Internationally recognized attorney, publisher and artist advocate.

L. Londell McMillan         An internationally recognized attorney, publisher and artist advocate, Mr. McMillan is recognized as one of the most influential leaders of his generation. He is a partner at the law firm of Meister Seelig & Fein LLP. Mr. McMillan is also an entrepreneur and Executive Publisher of the re-focused Source Magazine ( and the recently launched Jones Magazine ( (a leading fashion, beau...

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Dr. Oliver McGee

HistoryMaker, ScienceMaker, EducationMaker; Teacher, researcher, administrator, and adviser to government, universities, corporations and philanthropy.

Oliver G. McGee III, Ph.D., M.B.A., C.F.R.M.            Dr. Oliver is a HistoryMaker, ScienceMaker-Research, and EducationMaker-Administration at The History Makers - The Nation's Largest African American Video Oral History Collection. see biography at:        Dr. Oliver has gone viral online with millions of views and social media shares worldwide on breaking news aviation safety and s...

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Dr. George Benjamin Brooks

Thought Leader • Leadership Trainer • Keynote Speaker • Author

Dr. George Benjamin Brooks, Jr.           To empower leaders to do great things is the mission of Dr. George Benjamin Brooks, Jr.      A spellbinding public speaker, award-winning writer and editor, established social, environmental, economic and civic leader, Dr. Brooks is an expert in aquaponics, transformational leadership, urban agriculture and sustainability. He holds a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries from the School of Renewab...

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Dr. Zachery Williams

Public Intellectual that focuses on Black History and Studies, Politics and Public Policy, Black Religion and the Black Church, and Black Men.

Dr. Zachery Williams         A native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Dr. Williams is Associate Professor of History at The University of Akron. He is the Director of the Africana Cultures and Policy Studies Institute, a non-partisan scholar-activist public policy think tank that uses African American History to understand and solve major public policy issues and social problems. As a scholar and public intellectual, he has published articles in T...

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Jean Claude Brizard

Senior Advisor at the College Board, and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester NY School District.

Jean-Claude Brizard            Mr. Brizard is Partner and Vice-President at Cross & Joftus. For more than a decade C&J has been devoted to helping public education leaders achieve outstandingresults.   In addition to current practice areas in school and district improvement, educational leadership, talent management, strategicplanning, school finance, community schools, and education policy, Brizard brings to Cross & Joftus two new ...

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Chike Akua         Chike is an award-winning educator and author who is known for his dynamic, interactive, riveting and revealing presentations that leave everyone inspired, uplifted, and transformed.Ebony magazine selected him as one of its "50 Leaders of Tomorrow," a distinction he is, no doubt, living up to today. Chike Akua is one of the most sought after speakers at colleges, universities, and educational conferences.His most fre...

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Dr. Pamela McCauley

Award-winning Educator, Expert Engineer, Leadership-Innovation-Diversity Specialist who inspires students and professionals to pursue STEM education and careers, even in the face of great adversity.

Pamela McCauley (formerly Bush), Ph.D., C.P.E.       Engineer, Educator, Leader & Entrepreneur         Dr. Pamela McCauley is an ergonomics and biomechanics expert, a dynamic keynote speaker, a popular author, and an award-winning professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida where she serves as Director of the Ergonomics Laboratory. Dr. McCauley is currently on ass...

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Aaron Sanders

Entrepreneur, President and Founder of Key Financial Services, LLC, a Southfield Michigan based consulting firm which specializes in business development, taxation and credit defense and restoration.

Aaron L. Sanders, Jr.         For more than 24 years Aaron Sanders along with his talented staff have assisted countless taxpayers to properly prepare and reduce tax burdens, improve and protect personal and business credit while offering legal defenses against IRS levies & garnishment through tax strategies that are geared to reduce personal debt and income tax by promoting, teaching and assisting individuals on starting their own home...

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