Celebrating Black History Month
Black History Month this February pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. APB is proud to represent inspiring Black History Month speakers whose presentations on the state of race relations in our country, diversity in the workplace, and other pertinent issues educate audiences and generate important dialogue.
Business Leader & Black History Month Speaker
As chief diversity officer and divisional vice president for Walgreens - the first such person to hold that responsibility in the company's 110-year history - speaker Steve Pemberton is a leader on matters of diversity and inclusion and their importance to the growth of the American industrial complex. Learn more about speaker Steve Pemberton.
Susan L. Taylor
Editor Emerita of Essence & Black History Month Speaker
The soul of Essence magazine for over three decades, speaker Susan L. Taylor was the driving force behind one of the most celebrated African American-owned business success stories. As an advocate for at-risk youth, she empowers African Americans to mentor children in their communities. Learn more about speaker Susan L. Taylor.
Political Analyst & Black History Month Speaker
A former NPR correspondent and a current Fox News contributor, speaker Juan Williams is considered one of the nation's most reputable political analysts. He challenges his audiences with his bold views on such seminally American issues as politics, civil rights, media, law, and culture. Learn more about speaker Juan Williams.
Michael Eric Dyson
Public Intellectual & Black History Month Speaker
The host of NPR's "The Michael Eric Dyson Show," speaker Michael Eric Dyson infuses intellectual thought with popular culture. He bridges gaps between generations, connecting civil rights identity to hip-hop culture while forging links between older and younger Americans, especially black Americans. Learn more about speaker Michael Eric Dyson.
Mary Frances Berry
Author, Educator & Black History Month Speaker
A former chair of the US Civil Rights Commission, law professor, and civil rights historian who has been lauded as one of "America's Women of the Century," speaker Mary Frances Berry is one of the most recognized and respected voices in our nation's civil rights, gender equality, and social justice agendas. Learn more about speaker Mary Frances Berry.
Education Advocate & Black History Month Speaker
Profiled on 60 Minutes and extensively featured in the documentary Waiting for "Superman," speaker Geoffrey Canada is president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone in New York City, which seeks to help the most impoverished, at-risk youth beat the odds through comprehensive education. Learn more about speaker Geoffrey Canada.
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