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During the month of February, our nation celebrates the many achievements by black Americans and recognizes the central role of African Americans in U.S. history and culture. It's not too late to book an inspiring Black History Month keynote speaker! Contact Speakers.com today for the perfect keynote speaker, virtual or live, for your next Black History Month event.


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Wally Amos

Inspiring Founder, Famous Amos Cookies; "Father of the Gourmet Cookie Industry" and Literacy Advocate

The Founder of Famous Amos Cookies Over 150 million Americans know Wally Amos.  His fame is grounded in quality, substance and a positive attitude. Today, his name is a household word. His most recent venture is Chip & Cookie, with retail …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Hawaii, United States


Deborah Archer

President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) The first person of color to lead America’s premiere civil rights and civil liberties organization in its over 100-year history, Deborah Archer is a leading civil rights and civil liberties advocate, civil …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
New York, United States


Vernice Armour

America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot & Zero to Breakthrough™ Leadership Expert

America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot & Zero to Breakthrough™ Leadership Expert Known simply as FlyGirl, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour went from beat cop to combat pilot in 3 years. Within months of earning her wings, she found herself flying …

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In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Samuel Betances

Diversity Consultant, Educator, and Sociologist

Diversity Consultant, Educator, and Sociologist Dr. Samuel Betances has decades of experience inspiring teams of people to aim high, appreciate their differences and work together toward a better future. His passion is to increase the cultural competencies of mission-driven teams …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Illinois, United States


Dr. Lonise P. Bias

Social Services Advocate, Community Activist and Inspirational Speaker

Social Services Advocate, Community Activist and Inspirational Speaker Dr. Lonise Bias has moved from grief to empowerment, passing on over thirty years of wisdom inspiring, encouraging and empowering her audiences.  She has become a internationally known motivational speaker, trainer, certified …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Maryland, United States


Charles Blow

Visual Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times, CNN Contributor & NY Times Best-selling Author, Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Visual Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times,  CNN Contributor & NY Times  Best-selling Author, Fire Shut Up in My Bones Charles M. Blow is the Visual Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, where his weekly column appears every Saturday. …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
New York, United States


Walter Bond

Peak Performance Expert, Business Consultant, Former NBA Athlete and Sports Broadcaster, Known as "Mr. Accountability"

Peak Performance Expert, Business Consultant, Former NBA Athlete and Sports Broadcaster, Known as “Mr. Accountability” Walter Bond is a former NBA athlete, a former sports broadcaster, and a motivational speaker. For nearly two decades, Walter Bond has been a premier …

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In-Person Fee Range
Less Than $5,000
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Travels From
Florida, United States


Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic Political Strategist, Adjunct Professor, Author, and Syndicated Columnist

Veteran Democratic Political Strategist, Adjunct Professor, Author, and Syndicated Columnist Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee, and former …

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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Dennis Brown

Author of "Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life!"

Dennis Brown, President of Destiny Investments, firmly believes that "Your Attitude is Showing!," which is the topic of one his most powerful talks and has made him a major force on the national public speaking circuit. His best-selling motivational tape and …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Texas, United States


Tarana Burke

Activist Author, and Founder of the #MeToo Movement

Activist Author, and Founder of the #MeToo Movement Tarana Burke is best known for founding the ‘me too’ Movement and has dedicated her life to social justice work and giving strength to those who experienced sexual trauma or harassment. Honored …

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In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
New York, United States


Farai Chideya

Award-Winning Author, Journalist, and Socio-Political Analyst

Award-Winning Author, Journalist, and Socio-Political Analyst Farai Chideya has covered the economy and jobs, politics, and race relations during her thirty year career as an award-winning journalist, author, professor, and speaker. With her deep knowledge of the future of work, …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
New York, United States


Marian Wright Edelman

Child Advocate and Founder & President of The Children's Defense Fund

Child Advocate and Founder & President of The Children’s Defense Fund Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. Under her leadership, CDF has …

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In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Henry Louis Gates

Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker, Cultural Critic & Journalist

Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker, Cultural Critic & Journalist Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is one of the United States’ most influential cultural critics and is both an eloquent commentator and formidable intellectual force on multicultural and African American issues.  He has …

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In-Person Fee Range
$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
Massachusetts, United States


Bruce George

Co-Founder of "Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam" on HBO

Co-Founder of Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on HBO Bruce George is the Co-Founder of Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on HBO.He is a visionary, executive producer, writer, poet and activist. He was born and raised in New York City. …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
New York, United States


Dorothy Gilliam

First African-American Female Journalist at The Washington Post & Best-Selling Author, Trailblazer

First African-American Female Journalist at The Washington Post & Best-Selling Author, Trailblazer Dorothy Butler Gilliam has been a journalist for more than six decades. She started in the black press, working in Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis, Tennessee; and Chicago. In 1961, …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Stedman Graham

Bestselling Author, Leadership Development Expert and Entrepreneur

Bestselling Author, Leadership Development Expert and Entrepreneur Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates.  As a businessman, educator and speaker, he presents, consults and conducts training with corporations, educational entities, the military and veterans, nonprofits and …

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In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Illinois, United States


Risha Grant

Renowned Diversity & Inclusion Expert and Bestselling Author

Renowned Diversity & Inclusion Expert and Bestselling Author Edgy, educational and motivational speaker, author Risha Grant is an internationally renowned diversity, inclusion and bias expert. She covers these topics as NBC KJRH TV News 2 for You community correspondent and …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Oklahoma, United States


Greg Gumbel

Emmy Award-Winning Sports Broadcaster for CBS and Host of The NFL Today

Emmy Award-Winning Sports Broadcaster for CBS and Host of The NFL Today Greg Gumbel’s standout work in the world of sports broadcasting has made his face, name and voice as familiar as any in the industry. Throughout 40+ years in …

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In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Florida, United States


Hill Harper

Award Winning TV & Film Actor, NY Times Bestselling Author, Youth and Education Advocate

Award Winning TV & Film Actor, NY Times Bestselling Author, Education and Youth Advocate Hill Harper is a humanitarian, an award-winning actor, best-selling author, entrepreneur, health and wellness ambassador/educator and philanthropist. Harper is perhaps most recognizable for his starring role …

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In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
California, United States


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