Celebrating Black History Month 2021


As you plan for Black History Month 2021, 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, Activism, and Social Justice

Our speakers examine crucial moments in our national history that continue to shape the country today, inspire social change, and champion systemic reform.

Isabel Wilkerson

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

Evette Dionne

Editor-in-chief of Bitch Media and author of the National Book Award longlisted title: Lifting as We Climb

Dr. Matthew Delmont

Author of Black Quotidian and Half American

Latasha Morrison

Founder of Be the Bridge and certified trainer in cultural intelligence and unconscious bias

Company Reads

For this Black History Month, consider a speaker who can address values that matter to your organization firsthand, from leadership to diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt

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

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

National Book Award-winning historian and author of How to Be an Antiracist

Porter Braswell

CEO and co-founder of Jopwell and author of Let Them See You

Dr. Michele Harper

Emergency room physician and author of the New York Times-bestselling The Beauty in Breaking

Criminal Justice Reform

These speakers seek to transform the criminal justice system. Their talks reveal pathways to change and compelling visions for the future.

Ian Manuel

Advocate for criminal justice reform, poet, and motivational speaker

Brittany K. Barnett

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

Shaka Senghor

Author of the New York Times bestseller Writing My Wrongs and leading voice on criminal justice reform

Audiences Young and Old

These speakers bring the same enthusiasm, humor, and sense of wonder found in their books to the stage, inspiring audiences of all ages.

Jacqueline Woodson

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

Private: Nic Stone

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

Donovan Livingston

Educator, poet, and author of Lift Off

Exploring Truth Through Literature

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

Brit Bennett

Novelist of National Book Award nominated, New York Times-bestselling The Vanishing Half, and National Book Foundation 2016 5 Under 35 Honoree

Edwidge Danticat

MacArthur Fellow and critically acclaimed Haitian-American writer

Robin Coste Lewis

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

Yaa Gyasi

Author of Homegoing and Transcendent Kingdom, and recipient of the National Book Foundation's 'Under 35' award

Robert Jones, Jr.

Creator of Son of Baldwin and author of The Prophets

Colson Whitehead

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

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

Bryan Washington

Award-winning author of Lot and Memorial

Personal Narratives

Our best-selling speakers offer deeply personal narratives in relating to the Black American experience, including identity, and inequality.

Brit Bennett

Novelist of National Book Award nominated, New York Times-bestselling The Vanishing Half, and National Book Foundation 2016 5 Under 35 Honoree

Carlotta Walls LaNier

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

Kwame Onwuachi

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

Casey Gerald

Author of There Will Be No Miracles Here

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

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