Arts & Humanities Speakers 139 people
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
Legendary Folk Singer & Activist
Andre Dubus III
NYT Best-Selling Author of 'House of Sand & Fog'
Actress, Choreographer, Activist and "The View" Co-host
Best-Selling Author of Best Sellers such as "Waiting to Exhale" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"
Anika Noni Rose
Actress & Singer; Voice of Princess Tiana
Suzanne de Passe
Legendary Motown Producer
New York Times Best-Selling Author & Musician
Academy Award-Winning Producer of Titanic & Avatar
Historian and Award-Winning FilmMaker
Presidential Historian, NBC News and PBS NewsHour, New York Times Columnist and #1 Best-Selling Author
Actor, Director & Author
Academy Award-Nominated Director, Producer, Writer & Actor; Best Known for "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X"
Actress of Stage & Screen
MUSIC FROM CHINA
Concert Pianist & Psychiatrist
Grammy Award-Winning Composer
Musician & Founder, Asian Man Records
Singer, Songwriter, Producer, and Star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright
Award-Winning Actor, Lost
Tony Award-Winning Entertainer
Best-Selling Author & Screenwriter
Actress & Civil Liberties Activist
Conductor, Teacher, Speaker on The Art of Possibility
Tony Award-Winning Tap Dancer, Actor, Choreographer, Savion Glover Productions
Touring Drum Act
Film and Music Producer, Known for Film "Precious"
Emmy Award-Winning Actress, Activist for Human Rights
Tony Award-Winning Actor
Businessman, America’s Leading Gospel Singer & Motivator
"Maria" on Sesame Street & Author
John Edward Hasse, Ph.D.
Award-Winning Music Historian
Award-winning Actress, Writer and Producer
Singer and Tony Award-Winning Actress
Former Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
Writer, Humanitarian, President of BK Nation
Choreographer & Creativity Cultivator
Martha Williamson is a 20-year veteran of the entertainment industry.
Actor, Rapper, Playwright & Educator
Conductor, Author & Creator of "The Music Paradigm"
Grammy Nominated Singer and Actress, Known for "Soul Food" and "Ugly Betty"
Former Russian Minister of Culture
LL Cool J
Hip-Hop Artist & Actor
Actor, Ugly Betty / Education Advocate
Author / Filmmaker
Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra
NBC Movie Critic
Award-Winning Producer/Founder of FilmAid.
Grammy Award-Winning Latin Musician
Best Known for her Role on Sex and the City as Miranda Hobbes; Spokesperson for "Act on Red" Health Campaign- Rosacea
Indigenous Poet & Memoirist William Carlos Williams Award NAMMY-winning Musician
CEO & Founder of Dark Horse Recording
Spoken Word Artist
Director, ‘Training Day,’ ‘The Equalizer,’ ‘The Magnificent Seven’
Tamara "Tammy" Hall, the owner of Communications Plus, is a professional keynote speaker and workshop presenter. She has spoken to educators, business people, volunteers and students in 40 states and seven Canadian provinces. Her speeches and workshops ar
Cancer, Plane Crash & Heart Disease Survivor
The Color Orange
Fab 5 Freddy
American visual artist, filmmaker, rapper
Filmmaker & Founder of the Webby Awards
Emmett G. Price
Musician, African American Music Expert & Author
Global Media Consultant and former ABC News Correspondent
Director & Filmmaker, Afro-Punk
Actor & Social Activist
One Race, One People, One Peace
A Theatrical Performance
Best-Selling Author, Chad Hymas has been inducted into the National Speaker Hall Of Fame.
Director of the Boston Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders
US Marine Corps Instructor Pilot
Breast Cancer Survivor / Creator, Myself: Together Again
Lee Hawkins is a Wall Street Journal staff reporter and has been an on-air contributor at CNBC Television as part of The Journal's content sharing agreement with the network since 2007.
Director of Urban Marketing for Virgin Records.
Our Young Black Men are Dying
A Theatrical Performance
Rob Waldo Waldman
Decorated Fighter Pilot & Power of Relationships and Trust Advocate
The CEO Expert, ex CEO of Forbes quoted top co., SMO expert, outstanding, inspirational, business speaker with big take aways
Urban Revitalization Strategist
President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore
Award-Winning Scientist, Author, Educator, and Film Producer
Founder of USA Networks, The SYFY Channel, and Game Changing Entrepreneur
R&B Singer and Actor; Fast and Furious Franchise
Sex Love and Other Stuff
A Theatrical Performance
Professional Keynote Speaker, Thought Leader & Sales Expert
Screenwriter & Cancer Survivor
Award-Winning Actress, Dancer & Singer
The Stars of Dancing With the Stars
Professional Dancer on "Dancing with the Stars" & Author of "We're Just Not That Into You: Dating Disasters from the Trenches"
Tariq Trotter from The Roots
Grammy-Winning Country Legend
Grammy Award-Winning Artist
Nationally Acclaimed Political Satire Troupe
Grammy-Winning Singer & Cookbook Author
British Musician and Actor; Founder of Rock Band Fleetwood Mac
CEO & Founder of Amp.it; Creator of "Take Back the Mic: The World Cup of Hip Hop"
Lead Singer and a Founding Member of The Beach Boys.
Sir George Martin
Award-Winning Producer of the Beatles
Aerosmith Lead Singer & Former 'American Idol' Judge
Award-Winning Artist, Actor, Producer, Musician & Writer
Producer / Grammy-Winning Composer
Mary J. Blige
Grammy Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter & Rapper; Queen of Hip-Hop Soul
Alice Tan Ridley
The New York Subway Idol
Singer-Songwriter, Actress, "Empress of Soul"
Political Satirist / Musician
America's Top Hip-Hop DJ
DJ, Hip-Hop Artist & Writer
Singer & Actress
Maria Conchita Alonso
Latin Actress & Activist
Founder & CEO of Black Girls Rock!
Pediatrician / Author
Singer / Television Personality
Actor / Patient Safety Advocate
Country Music Artist; NY Times Best Selling Author; Founder of Meet Me Halfway Campaign
Co-Founder & Creative Director, The Miracle Project
African-Italian American Actor, Director, Producer; Best Known for his Role as Gustavo "Gus" Fring on AMC's Breaking Bad
Emmy-Winning Actress and Gay Rights Activist
Actress & Comedian; Star of Neflix's "Grace and Frankie"
Emmy Award-Winning Actor of "Arrested Development," "The Hangover," & For Transgender Role on Amazon's "Transparent"
Classically trained dancer, actress on "The Cosby Show" and "The Young and the Restless"; Founder of Rowell Foster Children's Positive Plan (RFCPP)
A Fictional Meeting of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Legendary Director, Screenwriter & Actor
Academy Award-Winning Actress
Samuel L. Jackson
Academy Award Nominated Actor
Star of Seinfeld
Actress / Singer / Author
Boxing Heavyweight Champion