Civil Rights Speakers

Inspiring Civil Rights Speakers Advocating for Social Justice

Civil rights movements are not only a thing of the past. The 21st century presents both old and new challenges that disproportionately affect marginalized communities, and it's important to acknowledge civil rights history and the contemporary issues we face today. Gender equality, LGBTQ+ issues, voting rights, poverty, access to healthcare, unequal employment opportunities, and racial injustice continues to have a growing impact on activism and politics. The activists, politicians, celebrities, scholars, and authors in this category are passionate civil rights speakers who fight tirelessly for justice, education, and awareness.

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Lena Waithe

Emmy Award-Winning Screenwriter, Producer & Actress

Gabrielle Union

Actress, Voice Artist, Activist & Author

Spike Lee
(1 rating)

Academy Award-Winning Writer, Producer, Actor & Director; Best Known for "BlacKkKlansman" & "Malcolm X"

Tim Gunn
(2 ratings)

Fashion Icon, Former Co-Host & Mentor of "Project Runway"

George Takei
(2 ratings)

Actor, Social Justice Activist & Social Media Mega-Power

Andy Cohen
(5 ratings)

Host & Producer of Bravo’s "Watch What Happens: Live;" Former EVP of Development & Talent at Bravo

Kimberlé Crenshaw
(4 ratings)

Civil Rights Advocate & Leading Scholar in Critical Race Theory

Magic Johnson
(2 ratings)

Basketball Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Motivational Speaker

Angela Davis
(6 ratings)

Feminist, Social Activist, Professor & Writer

Ruby Bridges
(1 rating)

Civil Rights Activist & First African-American Child to Integrate a White Southern Elementary School

Dr. Bernice King
(3 ratings)

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

Carson Kressley

TV Personality & Fashion Designer; Best Known for "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"

Gus Kenworthy

Professional Skier, Olympic Medalist, Activist, Influencer & Actor

Charlene Carruthers

Social Justice Activist, Community Organizer & Founder of BYP100

Ruby Rose

Australian Model, DJ, Actress & TV Presenter; Known for "Batwoman" & "Orange is the New Black"

Dr. Cornel West
(4 ratings)

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

Fred D. Gray
(1 rating)

Veteran Civil Rights Attorney; Represented Rosa Parks & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Y-Vonne Hutchinson

Founder & CEO of ReadySet; Co-Founder of Project Include & Expert on Diversity in the Workplace

Ijeoma Oluo
(7 ratings)

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

Sara Minkara
(1 rating)

Founder & CEO of Empowerment Through Integration