Civil Rights Speakers

Browse our list of motivational and inspirational keynote speakers who speak on the topics of Civil Rights. Select your speaker and book today.

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Charlene Carruthers

Social Justice Activist, Community Organizer, Founder of BYP100

Xernona Clayton

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

Kimberle Crenshaw

Civil Rights Advocate & Leading Scholar in Critical Race Theory

Dr. Cornel West
(1 rating)

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

Fred D. Gray

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

Ellen McGirt

Senior Editor at Fortune Magazine & "RaceAhead" Columnist

Yoruba Richen
(2 ratings)

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

Tamika D. Mallory
(2 ratings)

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

Richard Rothstein
(4 ratings)

Distinguished Fellow, Economic Policy Institute & Senior Fellow, Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Author of "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America"

Bobby Seale

Political Activist & Co-Founder of the Black Panther Party

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

Staceyann Chin
(2 ratings)

Spoken Word Poet, Performing Artist & LGBT Rights Political Activist

Janet Mock

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

Jessica Williams

Actress & Comedian; Former Correspondent on "The Daily Show;" Co-Host of the "2 Dope Queens" Podcast

Tommie Smith
(1 rating)

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

Jason Collins
(1 rating)

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

Alex Newell
(1 rating)

Actor & Singer Known for "Glee"

Wanda Sykes

Emmy Award-Winning Comedian, Actress & Author