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Black History Month & MLK Commemoration:

Kareem  Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA Legend & NY Times Best Selling Author

A global icon that changed the game of basketball, Kareem is a Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner who now works to bring innovative educational opportunities to underserved communities.

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Dr. Cornel  West
Dr. Cornel West

Provocative Public Intellectual

A groundbreaking author and champion for racial justice, Dr. West weaves together the traditions of the Black Baptist Church, progressive politics and jazz in his powerful keynotes.

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Henry  Louis Gates, Jr
Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Filmmaker, Cultural Critic & Journalist

Harvard professor and host of the popular show Finding Your Roots, Gates is one of the country’s most influential critics on multicultural and African-American issues.

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Regina  Benjamin
Regina Benjamin

18th U.S. Surgeon General & Healthcare Disparity Expert

A leader in fighting health disparities and developing innovative community-based health strategies and systems for low-income communities, Regina Benjamin is best known for her service as U.S. Surgeon General from 2009-2013.

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Dr. Mary Frances  Berry
Dr. Mary Frances Berry

Author, Activist, Educator & Historian

As co-founder of the Free South Africa Movement, Berry helped to end apartheid. Today, she is one of the most respected activists in the cause of civil rights, gender equality and social justice.

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Kim  Crenshaw
Kim Crenshaw

Civil & Women's Rights Activist

Known for coining the term “intersectionality,” Crenshaw offers a critical examination of how social structures interact with gender and race on multiple levels, resulting in social inequality.

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Angela  Davis
Angela Davis

Feminist & Writer

Drawing from her experience on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List and the ensuing “Free Angela Davis” campaign, Davis delivers riveting messages of tolerance.

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Michael Eric Dyson
Michael Eric Dyson

Public Intellectual & Best-Selling Author

Featured on NPR and MSNBC, Professor Dyson melds scholarly insight with contemporary culture and examines civil rights and race relations. This thought-provoking talks foster social change.

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