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BlackPast.org's Speaker’s Bureau

Listed below are the names of various scholars of the African American experience from throughout the nation who are available to lecture to groups, organizations, and institutions. While their expertise is most in demand in January and February because of the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday and Black History Month, they are available throughout the year for presentations. If you are interested in obtaining any of them please link on to their names below to view their profiles and make contact.

All negotiations about honoraria and arrangements are to be made directly with individual speakers, not BlackPast.org. We are a clearing house which provides access to the information sent in by the speakers. If you are interested in having your name listed as a speaker, please contact us at blackpast@blackpast.org. The BlackPast.org staff will evaluate your credentials to determine if your experience and expertise are appropriate for this list. There is one requirement. You must agree to write entries or articles for BlackPast.org to be included on the list.

NameState/NationSubject AreasPhone No:Web SiteText: Sort Order (field_sort_order)sort icon
Michael Ohajuru.jpgGreat BritainArt History and the Black African presence in Renaissance Europe with an emphasis on the Black Magus in Adorations images079 40 50 79 00website12
Matthew C. Whitaker.jpgArizonaCivil Rights, Race and Demoracy, Sports and Society, and the American West.(602) 496-1451websiteari1
Edmond Davis.jpgArkansasAfrican-American history, black slavery, Civil Rights, Arkansas, and Black aviation with an emphasis on the history of the Tuskegee Airmen(318) 243-9133 websiteark1
David Anthony III.jpgCaliforniaAfrican Social/Cultural History, Islam in Africa, African Cinema, African-American history, letters and culture.(831)-425-7523 [land] (831)713-6246 [cell]websitecal1
Wendel Eckford-1.jpgCaliforniaPublic History & Historic Preservation: Section 106 Review, Black Los Angeles, Allison Davis & Black Educational Testing, Ernest Becker. (213) 453-5481websiteCal2
Alison Rose Jefferson.jpgCaliforniaAfrican Americans in Southern California including leisure site development, ocean culture, black history and memory, and Historic Preservation(323) 931-6745websiteCal3
image.pngCaliforniaLoren Miller: Legal Pioneer and Civil Rights Champion; Charlotta Bass: Radical Publisher of Los Angeles' Longest Running Black Newspaper(909) 967-1633websiteCal3
Carlton McLellan.jpgDistrict of ColumbiaAmerican Ambassadors of African descent; African Americans in diplomacy, foreign and international affairs; diversity in international exchange and educationwebsitedis1
gs_bragg_susan.jpgGeorgiaEarly 20th c. Civil Rights Activism, African American Women's History, and Histories of Black Childhood.(229) 931-2175websiteGeo1
Claudette Tolson.jpgGeorgiaUnited States History, African-American History, African History, White Supremacy773-593-6673websiteGeo2
Dwayne Mack.jpgKentuckyBlacks in Spokane, Blacks in Kentucky, and Mentoring Faculty of Color through the Tenure and Promotion Process859-985-3369websiteKen1
Claytee White.jpgNevadaAfrican Americans in Las Vegas; Blacks in Las Vegas Gaming; (702) 895-2222/ cell: (702) 354-6656websitenev1
Lolita Buckner Innis.jpgNew YorkThe Intersection of Race, Gender and Law; Slavery at Princeton University315-859-4055websiteNew1
William L. Katz-1.jpgNew YorkBlack Indians, The Black West (212) 533-6875websiteNew2
Ruffin_Herb.JPGNew York African American, U.S. Social, Western,Urban, Suburban, Public and Digital History, Africana, Race and Ethnic Studies909-213-3509WebsiteNew3
Omar Ali.jpgNorth CarolinaIndependent Black Politics; Islam and the African Diaspora; Afro-Latin America212-226-5712websitenoc1
Trish Wagner.jpgNorth CarolinaAfrican American history, African American women's history, U.S. western history(704) 756-5511http://www.authortalk.orgNOR2
Ron Craig.jpgOregon Lewis and Clark and York the slave of William Clark(503) 484-5122websiteOre1
Edda Fields-Black.jpgPennsylvaniaHistory of Pre-colonial African, West African, African Diaspora, West African rice and rice farmers, Gullah/Geechee people, language, culture412-268-8012; 412-268-2880websitePen1
Jim Emison.jpgTennesseeElbert Williams, 1st known NAACP official killed for his civil rights activity, June, 20, 1940; Tennessee civil rights history, law731-671-1314websiteTEN1
Elwood Watson-2.jpgTennesseeAfrican Ameircan History, African American Studies, Gender Studies, Popular Culture, Contemporary demograhphics, Generation X .(423)-929-1736/(423)-737-7200 [cell]websiteTen2
coleman_ronald.jpgUtahAfrican Americans and the Mormons, the Western Experience, WWII to the Civil Rights Era, and Blacks and the Military,(801) 944-4311websiteUtah 1
Daudi Abe.jpgWashingtonHip-hop & popular culture, disproportionate discipline rates, sports & sports culture(206) 934-2911websiteWas1
Luther Adams-1.jpgWashingtonCivil Rights, African American Migration, Southern History, & Urban History(253)692-4587websiteWas2
Wilson-Ed-Reed-Photo-for-BlackPast.org.jpgWashingtonAfrican American History & Political Science(206) 801-7323 http://wilsonedwardreed.comwas3
Clarence-Spigner.jpgWashingtonAfrican American Health, African American History(206) 616-2948websitewas4
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