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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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Steve  Pemberton
Steve Pemberton

Author & Chief HR Officer, Globoforce

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.

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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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Ndaba  Mandela
Ndaba Mandela

Grandson of Nelson Mandela

Carrying his grandfather’s torch forward during the centennial of his birth and beyond, Mandela  empowers today’s youth to inspire meaningful change for justice and equality.

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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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Nontombi Naomi  Tutu
Nontombi Naomi Tutu

Race & Gender Justice Activist

The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Naomi carries on the family legacy to heal the wounds of racism and promote understanding through truth and reconciliation.

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Bakari  Sellers
Bakari Sellers

CNN Political Analyst, Lawyer & Activist

Sellers made history when he became the nation’s youngest African-American elected official. He cites education, civil rights, and equality as cornerstones of our nation’s future.

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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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