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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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Andrew  Gillum
Andrew Gillum

Dem. Nominee for 2018 Gov. Race

A champion for everyday people, Andrew Gillum inspired millions across FL and the nation in 2018. He surged past four better-funded primary candidates to a history-making victory as the FL Democratic Party’s 1st African-American nominee for governor.

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Debra  Lee
Debra Lee

Chairman & CEO Emeritus, BET Networks

Honored as one of the most powerful women in the media and entertainment industries, Debra Lee led BET Networks to become the largest global company dedicated to African-American programming.

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Kevin D. Richardson
Kevin D. Richardson

Member of the Central Park 5

April 19, 1989 changed 14-year-old Kevin D. Richardson's life and American society forever. After the brutal attack and sexual assault of jogger Trisha Ellen Meili in Central Park, the NY Police Department arrested suspects, including Richardson.

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Michael  Sorrell
Michael Sorrell

Transformative College President

Ranked by Fortune as one of the world’s greatest leaders, Sorrell’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. 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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Lindsay Peoples Wagner
Lindsay Peoples Wagner

Editor-in-Chief at Teen Vogue

Lindsay Peoples Wagner is currently the Editor-in-Chief at Teen Vogue, focusing on intersecting the worlds of style, politics and culture. Peoples Wagner is formerly the Fashion editor at New York Magazine and The Cut, covering fashion and race.

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