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Black History Month & MLK Commemoration:

Michael Eric Dyson
Michael Eric Dyson

Public Intellectual & Best-Selling Author

Michael Eric Dyson is an author, public intellectual, and ordained Baptist minister. Intertwining today’s topics with cultural criticism, Dyson’s talks are thought-provoking, unwavering and foster social change.

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Dr. Cornel  West
Dr. Cornel West

Provocative Public Intellectual

A provocative public intellectual and champion for racial justice, Dr. Cornel West weaves together the traditions of the Black Baptist Church, progressive politics and jazz in his influential speeches.

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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 with the likes of Tim Cook and Bill and Melinda Gates on Fortune’s 2018 list of the world’s greatest leaders, Michael Sorrell transformed struggling Paul Quinn College in Dallas into one of the most innovative colleges in America.

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Dr. Rich  Benjamin
Dr. Rich Benjamin

Author, Essayist & Adventurer

Dr. Rich Benjamin sharply observes modern society and politics. He is the author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America, selected as an Editor’s Choice by Booklist and The American Library Association (2009).

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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

For more than four decades, Dr. Mary Frances Berry has been one of the most visible and 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

Cornell William Brooks is the former head of the NAACP. As an attorney, activist, congressional candidate and pastor, Brooks has spoken on civil rights and the pressing issues our nation faces. 

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