Diversity - African American Speakers 99 people


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Quinton Aaron
Mr. Quinton Aaron co-starred alongside Oscar winning actress, Sandra Bullock in the movie, The Blindside, where he played the role of Baltimore Ravens' football player, Michael Oher.
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Debbie Allen
Creative Marketing Expert and Business Speaker
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Dr. Sharon Allison-Ottey
Women's Health Advocate and Strategist.
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Wally Amos
Founder of Famous Amos Cookies
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Courtney Elizabeth Anderson
Workplace Relationship Expert; Business Strategist, Media Personality & TV Legal Analyst
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Maya Angelou
Poet, Educator, Historian, Author, Actress, Playwright, Civil-Rights Activist, Producer and Director
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Ron Archer
Transcendent Leadership Power for the 21st Century
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Harry Belafonte
Actor & Civil Rights Activist
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Fonzworth Bentley
Musician, Author and TV personality; MTV's "From G's to Gents"
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Dr. Bertice Berry
Sociologist, Author and Educator
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Samuel Betances
Diversity Consultant / Keynoter
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Mohammed Bilal
Poet, Musician, & Social Educator
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Ruby Bridges
First African-American Child to Integrate a White Southern Elementary School
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Cheryl Broussard
Financial Advisor
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Les Brown
Motivator, TV Personality, Best-Selling Author
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LeVar Burton
Actor & Literacy Advocate
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Valorie Burton
A Sought-After Life Coach and Speaker
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Joetta Clark Diggs
For more than three decades Joetta Clark Diggs has reigned as America's queen of middle distance running.
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Keith Clinkscales
President of KTC Ventures, a consulting entity specializing in media, marketing and cultural communications, and recently joined ESPN as Senior Vice President and General Manager of ESPN Publishing.
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Ellis Cose
Award-Winning Journalist & Author
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Angela Davis
Feminist, Social Activist & Writer
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Dominique Dawes
Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Gymnast
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Ruby Dee
Award-winning Actress, Writer and Producer
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Gail Devers
Three-time Olympic Champion in Track and Field
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Ivory Dorsey
IVORY DORSEY is a speaker whose time has come. Multi-dimensional, she is a speaker, trainer, and consultant. She is a product and a proponent of change.
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Rita Dove
Former Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant to the Library of Congress
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Al Duncan
Motivational Speaker for at-risk Youth; Authority on Development and Empowerment
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Charles Dutton
Actor / Director
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Marshawn Evans
Performance Strategist & Author
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Vonetta Flowers
2002 Olympic Gold Medalist, Bobsled
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Morgan Freeman
Actor and Humanitarian; "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Se7en"
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GA Gardner
Artist, Art Educator, Creative Speaker, Former Professor, Author of 14 Books and Publisher of 70 Books.
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Nikki Giovanni
Poet, Educator & Best-Selling Author
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Whoopi Goldberg
Award-Winning Actress, Comedian and Co-host of ABC's "The View"
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Ed Gordon
Emmy Award-Winning Broadcaster
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Jullien Gordon
The Innerviewer and Purpose Finder.
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Louis Gossett Jr.
Oscar-Winning Actor, Founder of the Eracism Foundation
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Stedman Graham
Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates (SGA); Leadership Development Expert
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Farrah Gray
Celebrity Entrepreneur; Best-selling Author REALLIONAIRE, and Syndicated Columnist
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AC Green
NBA Champion Miami Heat and Lakers; Community Youth Activist
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Darin Green
Cultivator of Excellence, Attitude, & Diversity
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Hezekiah Griggs III
America’s Youngest Media Mogul
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Gary Guller
Gary Guller, Mt. Everest Summiter, uses his extraordinary experiences to share with his audiences the importance of equality, determination, team-work and integrity, and how these traits lead to personal and professional success.
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Hill Harper
Actor, Author, & Philanthropist; Best Known for His Roles in "CSI; NY" and "Homeland"
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Shawn Harper
Former NFL Football Player, Successful Businessman, Life Coach
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Jeff Henderson
New York Times Best-Selling Author and America's Most Inspirational Culinary Star.
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Anita Hill
Advocate for Civil and Human Rights; Author "Speaking Truth to Power"
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Hattie Hill
Leadership; Change Management and Personal Assessment Expert; Founder of Hattie Hill Enterprises
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Jesse Jackson
Civil Rights Activist & Politician
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Frans Johansson
Innovation Expert and Author, The Medici Effect
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Jeff Johnson
MSNBC Contributor and White House Correspondent for The Grio
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Earvin "Magic" Johnson
President of Basketball Operations for the L.A. Lakers; Two-Time Basketball Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Motivational Speaker
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Willie Jolley
Entertainer / Best-Selling Author / Motivator
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Clarence B. Jones
Former Adviser and Speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr.
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Cullen Jones
Olympic Gold Medalist & World Record-Holding Swimmer
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Star Jones
Television Personality, Attorney & Author
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Track Superstar
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Dr. Bernice King
Minister, Attorney & Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Dana LaMon
Blind Judge for the California Dept. of Social Services; Author of "The Soul's Mirror: Reflections on the Fullness of Life"
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Queen Latifah
Singer-Songwriter, Rapper, Actress, Television & Record Producer, Talk Show Host
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Spike Lee
Academy Award-Nominated Director, Producer, Writer & Actor; Best Known for "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X"
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Julianne Malveaux
Racial & Cultural Economics Expert; President Emeritus, Bennett College for Women
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Roland Martin
Award-Winning Journalist & Media Personality, Author of "Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith"
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Judge Greg Mathis
Civil Rights Activist / Television Personality
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Albert Mensah
Renowned Motivational Speaker and Author of When the Drumbeat Changes Dance a Different Dance
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Kaplan Mobray
Internationally Acclaimed Author of"10Ks of Personal Branding," Motivational Speaker, Career Consultant and Founder of the Kaplan Mobray Leadership Institute
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Valerie Morris
Well-Known CNN Financial Network Anchor
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Toni Morrison
Nobel & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author; Professor Emeritus at Princeton University
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Dan O'Brien
Olympic Gold Medalist, Decathlon Champion
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Alan Page
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice / Former Professional Football Player
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Charles Payne
Founder, CEO and Chief Analyst of Wall Street Strategies; FOX News Contributor.
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Neal Petersen
Adventurer, Author, World- Class Motivational Speaker
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Julian Phillips
Emmy Award Winning News Anchor, Host and Motivational Speaker
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Sidney Poitier
Academy Award-winning Actor, Writer, Director, and Diplomat
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Kevin Powell
Writer, Humanitarian, President of BK Nation
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Rain Pryor
Dynamic Speaker, Spokesperson and Actress
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Phylicia Rashad
Actress; Advocate for Children, Women's Issues & Fine Arts; Best Known for "The Cosby Show"
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Smokey Robinson
Grammy-Winning Artist
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Sonia Sanchez
Poet, Professor & Activist
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Gale Sayers
Former College and Professional Football Player; Hall of Fame Running Back
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Ilyasah Shabazz
Civil Rights Activist & Daughter of Malcolm X; Author of "Growing Up X"
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Reverend Al Sharpton
African-American Preacher & Activist; Foremost Civil Rights Leader; Radio Host on SiriusXM Urban View
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Tavis Smiley
Broadcaster, Author, Publisher, Advocate, and Philanthropist
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Dr. Ian Smith
Doctor, Media Consultant, & Best-Selling Author
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Michael Steele
Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC); Political Analyst, MSNBC; Author, "Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda"
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Ice-T
Rapper & Actor, Law & Order: SVU
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Clifton L. Taulbert
Author, Business Consultant, & Speaker; Best Known for "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored"
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Ephren Taylor
CEO and Entrepreneur
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The Three Doctors
Role Models; Authors; Civic Leaders
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Naomi Tutu
Speaker on Race, Gender, and Human Rights; Daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Darryl Van Leer
Television Actor and Stage Performer
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Iyanla Vanzant
Inspirational Speaker, New Thought Spiritual Teacher, Known for "Iyanla Fix My Life"
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Ben Vereen
Tony Award-Winning Entertainer
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Alice Walker
Author, The Color Purple
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Francine Ward
Attorney, Professional Speaker, & Author
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Lisa Williams
Dr. Williams is a respected researcher, national columnist and award-winning speaker.
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Desi Williamson
The Ultimate Impact Speaker
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Alfre Woodard
Emmy Award-Winning Actress, Activist for Human Rights
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Marian Wright Edelman
Child Advocate