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Black History Month & MLK Commemoration:

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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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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Diane  Nash
Diane Nash

Civil Rights & Peace Activist

A pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement, Nash helped form the Nashville Student Movement and coordinated the Freedom Ride from Birmingham to Mississippi. Her work was featured in the PBS film Freedom Riders.

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Michael  Sorrell
Michael Sorrell

Transformative College President

Ranked by Fortune as one of the world’s greatest leaders, Sorell’s  “urban work college model” transformed struggling HBC Paul Quinn College into one of the most innovative colleges in the U.S.

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Dr. Rich  Benjamin
Dr. Rich Benjamin

Author, Essayist & Adventurer

A sharp observer of modern society and politics, Benjamin’s cultural and political analysis appears regularly in public debate and major media.

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Kenneth  Morris
Kenneth Morris

Great-Great-Great Grandson of Frederick Douglass

Mr. Morris descends from two of the most influential names in American history: he is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington.

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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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Cornell William Brooks
Cornell William Brooks

Former Head of NAACP

As an activist and former leader of the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots-based civil rights organization, Brooks works to secure political, educational, social, and economic equality for all.

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