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Bakari Sellers

Bakari Sellers

Keynote Speaker: Author, Attorney, Political Commentator & Youngest African American Elected Official in the U.S.

Bakari Sellers Biography

Bakari Sellers was born into an activist family. His father, civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, instilled core values in him to continue in the tireless commitment to service.

In 2005 Sellers earned a bachelor's degree in African-American Studies from Morehouse College. He continued his education at the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2008 earning a juris doctor. Sellers currently practices law with the Strom Law Firm, LLC in Columbia, SC where he heads the firm’s Strategic Communication and Public Affairs team and has recently added Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consulting to the list of services offered.

Sellers made history in the 2006 South Carolina state legislature as the youngest African American elected official in the nation, at the age of 22. His political career did not stop there, in 2014 he was the Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor in the state of South Carolina. Sellers has also worked for United States Congressman James Clyburn and former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.

His accomplishments do not go unnoticed within the Democratic Party. In 2008 he served on President Obama’s South Carolina steering committee. His ability to “reach across the aisle to get things done” has led to numerous achievements including being named TIME Magazine’s 40 Under 40 and “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans in 2015, and HBCU Top 30 Under 30 in July 2014.

Sellers has served as a featured speaker at various political events, universities, and national trade organizations across the country, such as the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Convention. He has been a champion of progressive policies to address issues ranging from education and poverty to preventing domestic violence and childhood obesity.

Sellers is married to his wife Dr. Ellen Rucker-Sellers and father to twins Sadie and Stokely.

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Bakari Sellers Speaking Topics

Education, Civil Rights, and Equality: Cornerstones for Our Future

Walking in Faith While Creating Change

Bakari Sellers Videos

Bakari Sellers Talks 1st Children's Book, “Who Are Your People?"
Bakari Sellers: A Vanishing Country
Bakari Sellers Talks 2020 Candidates

How to book Bakari Sellers?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bakari Sellers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bakari Sellers, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bakari Sellers or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Bakari Sellers?

Booking fees for Bakari Sellers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bakari Sellers, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Bakari Sellers?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bakari Sellers for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bakari Sellers for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bakari Sellers or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bakari Sellers or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Bakari Sellers is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Civil Rights, Diversity and Political. The estimated speaking fee range to book Bakari Sellers for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Bakari Sellers generally travels from Charlotte, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Yusef Salaam and Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bakari Sellers for an upcoming event.

Bakari Sellers Speaking Topics

  • Education, Civil Rights, and Equality: Cornerstones for Our Future

  • Walking in Faith While Creating Change

Bakari Sellers Videos

Bakari Sellers Talks 1st Children's Book, “Who Are Your People?"
Bakari Sellers: A Vanishing Country
Bakari Sellers Talks 2020 Candidates
Beyond Normal Lecture Series featuring Bakari Sellers

Bakari Sellers Reviews

  • This was an excellent experience from start to finish. Bakari Sellers was perfect for our venue and AAE was terrific to work with. Thank you!
    Reston Community Center - Jan 21 2020

  • Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals - Sep 11 2018

  • Dynamic speaker and the supporting team had impeccable customer service!
    Maryland Commission on Civil Rights - May 18 2018

  • Great job by all! Bakari was awesome and very much enjoyed by all in attendance. Great connection with his audience.
    Northcentral University - Jul 23 2017

Bakari Sellers News

How to book Bakari Sellers?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bakari Sellers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bakari Sellers, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bakari Sellers or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Bakari Sellers?

Booking fees for Bakari Sellers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bakari Sellers, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Bakari Sellers?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bakari Sellers for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bakari Sellers for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bakari Sellers or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bakari Sellers or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Bakari Sellers is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Civil Rights, Diversity and Political. The estimated speaking fee range to book Bakari Sellers for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Bakari Sellers generally travels from Charlotte, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Yusef Salaam and Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bakari Sellers for an upcoming event.

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