Boston • New York • Los Angeles • Bogota • Rio de Janeiro • London • Paris • Frankfurt • Madrid • Stockholm • Moscow • Istanbul • Muscat • New Delhi • Kuala Lumpur • Hong Kong • Seoul • Tokyo • Cape Town • Sydney

American Program Bureau Speaking to the world for over 50 years

College & Campus

Black History Month & MLK

With one of the most expansive rosters of diversity speakers, APB offers speakers perfectly suited for MLK Day and Black History Month events. Whether discussing the state of race relations in our country or diversity in the workplace, APB's Black History Month and MLK speakers deliver keynotes that will educate and audiences and generate important dialogue.

Black History Month & MLK

Actor & Activist

Ernie Hudson is one of the most sought-after actors of our time with an impressive list of credits and awards. Appearing in Ghostbusters, Law and Order, The Crow and Miss Congeniality, his...

Fortune 50 Executive, Author of A Chance in the World & Voice of Change for Youth

Author of A Chance in the World, Stephen Pemberton is the Divisional VP and Chief Diversity Officer of Walgreens and is an expert at diversifying workforces. He is a leading keynote speaker on matters of...

Public Intellectual & Best-Selling Author

Named by Essence magazine as one of the 50 most inspiring African Americans, Dyson is one of the nation's most renowned public intellectuals, revitalizing the role with the fervor of an ordained Baptist...

Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement & Editor Emerita of Essence Magazine

The soul of Essence for decades, speaker Susan L. Taylor led the business into the success it is today. She also recruits mentors for at-risk youth.

Former Chairman of the NAACP

For over 40 years, Julian Bond has been active in the Civil Rights and Economic Justice Movements. The first African American US Vice Presidential nominee, he delivers a message of equality and justice.

Inspirational Football Coach

The memorable coach behind the hit film 'Remember the Titans,' Boone transformed a racially divided football team into a united group of state champions. He delivers a message of respect and teamwork.

Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate

Profiled on 60 Minutes & featured in the documentary Waiting for Superman, Geoffrey Canada is the former President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, an agency that works to better the future of...

Civil Rights Activist & Politician

Former Presidential candidate, civil rights activist Reverend Jackson is one of the best known and most influential voices of American political and social activism. Called “the great unifier,” he has played a...

Best-Selling Author & Youth Advocate

A youth advocate and decorated war veteran, Wes Moore is the author of the acclaimed The Other Wes Moore. He imparts the importance of personal and social responsibility in shaping one's future.

Creator of "The Boondocks"

Creator of "The Boondocks" comic strip and animated series, McGruder is a young, fresh, and outspoken political satirist who dispenses social commentary with subversive humor. In his insightful presentation, "...

Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Speaker Johnnetta B. Cole is President Emerita of both Bennett College and Spelman College. She fights for diversity, justice, health, and safety.

Civil Rights Activist

Wife of slain civil rights activist, Medgar Evers, Evers-Williams became the first woman to lead and restore the credibility of the NAACP during a time when it was surrounded by scandal and controversy. She...

Real Life Hero of Hotel Rwanda

Known as the "Rwandan Schindler," speaker Paul Rusesabagina saved countless lives during the Rwandan genocide. His story is chronicled in the film Hotel Rwanda.

Award-Winning Actor & Activist

As one of the most sought after veteran actors, Oscar winner Gossett has reached the heights of success. His unique talent for portraying powerful and charismatic characters has charmed audiences worldwide. As...

Sports Journalist & Social Critic
Civil Rights & Peace Activist

One of the pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement, Nash helped form the Nashville Student Movement, which aimed to desegregate the city’s lunch counters, and coordinated the Freedom Ride from Birmingham, Alabama, to...

CEO, Commissioned Poet & Author, Millennial Advocate

Azure Antoinette has written poems for Maria Shriver and the American Cancer Society, speaking on universal human issues. Using performance poetry to explore the effects of...

Award-Winning Journalist

An award-winning journalist and national television personality, speaker T.J. Holmes was named to The Grio's "100 List of History Makers."

Author of 'The Butler: A Witness to History'

Acclaimed Washington Post reporter Wil Haygood is the author of The Butler: A Witness to History and associate producer of the major motion picture The Butler.

Mother of Trayvon Martin

Since the death of her 17 year old son, Trayvon Martin, during the violent confrontation in 2012, Sybrina Fulton is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change.

View more speakers:
Syndicate content