Civil Rights Speakers

Civil Rights

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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Nikki Giovanni
(6 ratings)

Poet, Educator & Best-Selling Author

Dr. Cornel West
(4 ratings)

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

Gabby Douglas
(1 rating)

First African-American to Win Olympic Gold Medal for Gymnastics; Author of New York Times Bestseller "Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith"

Magic Johnson
(2 ratings)

Basketball Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Motivational Speaker

Billie Jean King
(2 ratings)

Former World #1 Professional Tennis Player & Sports Icon; Advocate for Women's Equality

Judge Lynn Toler

TV Personality, American Lawyer, Author, & Former Arbitrator on "Divorce Court"

Angela Davis
(6 ratings)

Feminist, Social Activist, Professor & Writer

Maya L. Harris
(2 ratings)

Influential Voice at the Intersection of Politics, Public Policy & Civil Rights; Former Campaign Chairwoman for Kamala Harris's 2020 Presidential Bid

Xernona Clayton

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

Tommie Smith
(2 ratings)

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

Ijeoma Oluo
(5 ratings)

Writer & Social Activist Known for Her Work on Issues of Race & Identity; Author of "So You Want to Talk About Race"

Tamika D. Mallory
(3 ratings)

Social Justice Leader & Movement Strategist

David O. Brown
(1 rating)

Former Chief of the Dallas Police Department

Elliot Fletcher

Actor & Musician; Best Known for His Roles in "Faking It", "The Fosters" & "Shameless"

Kimberle Crenshaw
(4 ratings)

Civil Rights Advocate & Leading Scholar in Critical Race Theory

Kristin Russo

LGBTQ Educator & Consultant; Author of "This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids"; Host & Producer of "First Person"

Gus Kenworthy

Professional Skier, Olympic Medalist, Activist, Influencer & Actor

Lena Waithe

Emmy Award-Winning Screenwriter, Producer & Actress

Chris Mosier
(1 rating)

First Transgender Man to Make Team USA, Transgender Advocate, Triathlete & All-American Duathlete

Sally Kohn
(2 ratings)

Founder and CEO of Movement Vision Lab; Liberal Political Columnist, Commentator & Community Organizer