Impactful Black History Month Speakers for Your Organization
Since 1976, the United States has set aside the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. This month highlights African Americans’ achievements, struggles, and diverse experiences and celebrates their pivotal roles in the nation’s history and future. We honor the black community and continue to uplift all that they have contributed to our society.
To help celebrate this month, we’ve compiled a list of keynote speakers for Black History Month. These exceptional individuals hail from diverse backgrounds and possess a wealth of experiences, sharing their distinctive insights and stories to make a lasting impact on audiences.
Victoria Alexander is on a mission to raise critical consciousness in students to help them explore their racial and social identities, build anti-racist communities, and create social change. The aim of her work is to challenge the myths regarding the historical and present-day distributions of power, investigate the role of racism and anti-racism in social, professional, and educational spaces, and empower people to analyze their own social identities and positions within systems of power.
Eboné Bell doesn’t want to just create change, she believes in creating intentional change. She encourages participants to discover and explore how they show up in the world. Eboné Bell is a business owner, speaker, and trailblazer who shines bright in the world of entrepreneurship, LGBTQ+ issues, media, and activism. Ebone’s program “Black History is American History” is a great option to bring in for your Black History Month celebration.
Kipp Colvin believes that each one of us can impact our communities by becoming confident, caring, and courageous leaders in our everyday lives. At the heart of Kipp’s work is empowering individuals to build relationships grounded in equity, intersectionality, and value-based leadership.
Dr. Walter Kimbrough helps participants to understand complex cultural issues using history as a guide. He provides space for difficult conversations, so that participants can live more authentically in their community. Dr. Walter Kimbrough’s career was built in student affairs, and he has been recognized for his research and writings on HBCUs and African American men in college.
Sara Lowery believes in the power of happiness. She brings a fresh perspective, high energy, and passion to her work as she inspires participants to lead stronger, ask difficult questions and embrace their happiness in their daily lives. Sara encourages audiences to think critically about their leadership journeys and inspires people to be their best.
Dr. Stacey Pearson-Wharton offers a compassionate approach and expertise to diversity, equity, & inclusion education. Recognizing racial inequities can cause stress and distress in communities, Dr. Stacey also gives practical wisdom to mental health challenges to provide hope and healing in difficult times. Dr. Stacey served the Chief Diversity Officer for the Governing Board of the American College Personnel Association where she used her expertise and experience to navigate complicated social justice issues.