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.
Senior Exec., Walgreens Boots Alliance & Author
Pemberton’s story is about defying the odds— overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed speaker.
President, NAACP & Activist for Civil Rights
Cornell William Brooks is the president and CEO of the NAACP. As an attorney, activist, congressional candidate and pastor, Brooks has spoken on civil rights and the pressing issues our nation faces.
Grandson of Nelson Mandela
Ndaba Mandela is ensuring that his grandfather’s legacy lives on through his work to brighten Africa’s future. Among Ndaba’s efforts is the Africa Rising Foundation to increase employment and education.
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.
Race & Gender Justice Activist
The daughter of Archbishop Tutu, Nontombi Naomi Tutu is an expert in international finance and third-world development. She helps groups deal with conflict.
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.
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.