Prison Outreach Speakers

The purpose of prison outreach programs it to successfully transform the lives of convicts and convert them into valuable, contributing members of society. Reaching out to and inspiring troubled long-term and short-term convicts can be incredibly difficult for any prison outreach program, but hiring a professional African-American prison outreach speaker from Great Black Speakers can help programs to accomplish their goals. Our African-American prison outreach-oriented public speakers will use inspiring personal experiences, struggles and triumphs as well as facts and information on outreach options to deliver a message of hope to troubled convicts.

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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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 coul...

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Ellis Cose

One of America’s most prolific and acclaimed authors who speaks a range of topics, from race and generational change to the evolution of the American press.

Ellis Cose         Ellis is one of America’s most renowned journalists and the author of ten commercially published books on issues of national and international concern.A longtime columnist and contributing editor for Newsweek magazine (1993 through 2010) and former chairman of the editorial board and editorial page editor of the New York Daily News, Cose began his journalism career as a weekly columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times—becoming, at th...

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Dutty Bookman

Arts and culture advocate who coined the term ‘Reggae Revival’ and Rastafari author of 2 books speaking to contemporary pan-African social conditions.

Dutty Bookman (born Gavin Hutchinson) is the creator of the popular descriptor ‘Reggae Revival’ for a global arts and culture social movement rooted in his homeland, Jamaica. Although he studied Aerospace Engineering during his time at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, Dutty’s growing social consciousness collided with his first visit to Toronto in 2008. There, he was a Regional Coordinator for the ‘Ignite The Americas’ youth a...

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Andre Norman

Inspirational life story of gang leader sentenced to over 100 years in prison who changed his life direction, got out of prison and now inspires audiences that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and follow your dreams!

Andre Norman         From being one of the most feared prison gang leaders in the United States to becoming one of the nation’s most dynamic agents of change, Andre Norman has been speaking and inspiring corporate professionals throughout the country and across the globe. He launched his program, Project Footprints, in 1999 to teach corporate audiences how focus, purpose, resilience and effective planning can overcome even the most daun...

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Richard Horne Jr            It is no surprise that his name is Horne, because when it comes to our youth and families, he refuses to remain silent! Inspiring author, and committed trailblazer, Richard Horne Jr, is on a mission to ignite a path of hope in the hearts of people worldwide.   His inspiring story of how he went from being abandoned and homeless at age twelve, to the Life Transition Specialist he is today, is nothing short...

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 George Walters Sleyon  George 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 reform and ...

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T Rodgers

Award-winning and “Certified Community Gangologist.”

T Rodgers, Ph.G         He is the first ever validated ex-gang leader to train L.A.P.D Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.).     He’s also trained the L.A Sheriff’s’ O.S.S. (Operation Safe Streets), Oregon State Police, the Portland G.E.T. Team (Gang Enforcement Team), the Indiana Lafayette Police as well as other local community peace officers in the Indiana state region.He serves as a court “expert witness” providing factual...

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