Civil Rights Speakers

Civil rights speakers are experts on civil rights, which protect people regardless of their race, gender, age, etc. The Civil Rights Movement has historically described the fight against racial discrimination and effort to achieve equality for African Americans, and to this day civil rights speakers fight for the advancement of equality for all people. These keynote speakers are authors, historical figures, business leaders and activists that can speak to your audience about civil rights and the history of the movement.

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Donna Brazile
(5 ratings)

Veteran Political Strategist, Bestselling Author, Former Interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee & FOX News Contributor

Richard Rothstein
(5 ratings)

Distinguished Fellow, Economic Policy Institute & Senior Fellow, Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Staceyann Chin
(2 ratings)

Spoken Word Poet, Performing Artist & LGBT Rights Political Activist

Jason Collins
(1 rating)

First Openly Gay Player In Major League Sports, Former NBA Player & Equality Advocate

Kimberle Crenshaw

Civil Rights Advocate & Leading Scholar in Critical Race Theory

Charlene Carruthers

Social Justice Activist, Community Organizer, Founder of BYP100

Yoruba Richen
(2 ratings)

Director, Writer & Producer; Known for her TED Talk on the Intersection of Civil Rights & LGBT Rights

Nikki Giovanni
(2 ratings)

Poet, Educator & Best-Selling Author

Dr. Cornel West
(2 ratings)

Philosopher, Professor, Political Activist, Author of "Race Matters"

Angela Davis
(5 ratings)

Feminist, Social Activist, Professor & Writer

Ellen McGirt

Senior Editor at Fortune Magazine & "RaceAhead" Columnist

Bobby Seale

Political Activist & Co-Founder of the Black Panther Party

Dr. Bernice King
(1 rating)

Minister, Attorney, Author & Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Montel Williams
(1 rating)

Emmy Award-Winning Talk Show Host Best Known For "The Montel Williams Show", Multiple Sclerosis Activist

Tamika D. Mallory
(2 ratings)

Activist, Founder of Mallory Consulting & Former Co-Chair of the Women's March

Tommie Smith
(1 rating)

World Record Breaking Gold Medal Olympian & Civil Rights Icon Famous for Black Power Salute at the Olympics

Janet Mock

Author, Feminist, Transgender Rights Activist, TV Host & Founder of #GirlsLikeUs

Xernona Clayton

Creator of the Trumpet Foundation, Civil Rights Leader, Broadcast Executive

Maya L. Harris
(2 ratings)

Former Campaign Chairwoman for Kamala Harris's 2020 Presidential Bid; Vice President for Democracy, Rights and Justice at the Ford Foundation