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.
NBA Legend & NY Times Best Selling Author
When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left the NBA in 1989 at age 42, no player had ever scored more points, blocked more shots, won more MVP Awards or logged more seasons; but his most important triumph was beating cancer.
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.
Civil & Women's Rights Activist
Speaker Kim Crenshaw coined the term "intersectionality" and had her work cited in the drafting of the South African constitution.
Feminist & Writer
One of America's foremost radical feminists, Angela Davis was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List in the '60s for her activism. She continues to speak out for equality.
Filmmaker, Cultural Critic & Journalist
Harvard professor and host of the popular show Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates Jr. is one of our country's most influential cultural critics on multicultural and African American issues.
CNN Political Analyst, Lawyer & Activist
Speaker Bakari Sellers views himself as a public servant who believes education, civil rights and equality are the cornerstones of our nation’s future.
NYT Best-Selling Author & Motivational Leader
Acclaimed author Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.