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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Greg Louganis

4x Olympic Gold Medal Diver, LGBT Activist & Author

Erin Gruwell
(2 ratings)

Founder & Executive Director of the Freedom Writers Foundation

Tig Notaro

Grammy Award-Nominated Stand-Up Comic, Writer, Radio Contributor & Breast Cancer Survivor

Melissa Etheridge

Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter, LGBTQ+ Activist & Breast Cancer Survivor

Magic Johnson
(2 ratings)

Basketball Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Motivational Speaker

Nikki Giovanni
(6 ratings)

Poet, Educator & Best-Selling Author

Elliot Fletcher

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

Tamika D. Mallory
(3 ratings)

Social Justice Leader & Movement Strategist

Ijeoma Oluo
(4 ratings)

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

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"

Geena Rocero
(4 ratings)

Transgender Model & Advocate; Founder of Gender Proud

Lisa Ling
(5 ratings)

Executive Producer & Host of This is Life on CNN

Sally Kohn
(2 ratings)

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

Staceyann Chin
(2 ratings)

Spoken Word Poet, Performing Artist & LGBTQ+ Rights Political Activist

Gavin Grimm
(2 ratings)

Transgender Activist; National Face of Transgender Student Rights

Yoruba Richen
(2 ratings)

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker; Known For TED Talk on the Intersection of Civil Rights & LGBT Rights

LZ Granderson

CNN & ESPN Columnist; Celebrated Voice on Sports, Race & Gay Rights

Richard Rothstein
(11 ratings)

Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and Senior Fellow (Emeritus) at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Ellen McGirt

Senior Editor at Fortune Magazine & "RaceAhead" Columnist