Highlights

Celebrating Black History Month 2020

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As you plan for Black History Month 2020, take a look at our great selection of speakers that each provide a unique way to honor this important month. Our speakers will educate, inspire, and ignite important conversations about the past, present, and future of race.

History in Context

From the Great Migration to the Civil Rights Movement, our speakers examine crucial moments in our national history that continue to shape the country today.

Rachel Cargle

Activist, speaker, and author of I Don't Want Your Love and Light

Ta-Nehisi Coates

#1 New York Times-bestselling author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years in Power

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

National Book Award-winning historian and author of Stamped From The Beginning

Carlotta Walls LaNier

Youngest of the Little Rock Nine, civil rights advocate, National Women's Hall of Fame inductee

Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the critically acclaimed bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns

Leading Social Reform

For this Black History Month, consider a speaker who inspires social change and champions systemic reform.

Brittany K. Barnett

Award-winning attorney, entrepreneur, and author of A Knock at Midnight

Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Award-winning social psychologist and one of the world’s leading experts on unconscious bias

June Eric-Udorie

Feminist activist and editor of Can We All Be Feminists?

Kwame Onwuachi

James Beard Award-winning Chef and author of Notes from a Young Black Chef

Shaka Senghor

Author of Writing My Wrongs and leading voice on criminal justice reform

Thomas Chatterton Williams

Author of Losing My Cool: How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-hop Culture

Exploring Truth Through Literature

Honor this Black History Month with some of our critically acclaimed speakers whose fiction and poetry is grounded in historical truth, personal experience, and the testimony of others.

Brit Bennett

Debut novelist of New York Times-bestselling The Mothers, National Book Foundation 2016 5 Under 35 Honoree

Emily Bernard

Professor and author of Black is the Body

Edwidge Danticat

MacArthur Fellow and acclaimed Haitian writer, author of Brother, I'm Dying and Claire of the Sea Light

Danielle Evans

Recipient of the National Book Foundation's 'Under 35' award and author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self and The Office of Historical Corrections

Yaa Gyasi

Debut novelist of Homegoing and recipient of the National Book Foundation's 'Under 35' award

Robin Coste Lewis

National Book Award-winning poet, author of Voyage of the Sable Venus

Donovan Livingston

Educator, poet, and author of Lift Off

Dinaw Mengestu

Named one of The New Yorker '20 Under 40' writers to watch and author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and How to Read the Air

Nic Stone

New York Times-bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out

Colson Whitehead

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The Underground Railroad

Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award and four-time Newbery Honor Winner, and bestselling author of Red at the Bone

Please contact us about booking any of these featured speakers to come to one of your future events.

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