Book Black History Month 2023 Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens

She’s been called “Must See TV” by a past client, Dr. Cooper Owens is one of the nation’s most prominent history scholars. She is an award-winning author, commentator,  public intellectual, and passionate educator who examines the intersection of race and medical history. 

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Michael W. Twitty

Featured in popular media including NPR, High on The Hog (Netflix), Many Rivers to Cross (PBS), The New York Times, and The Guardian, two time James Beard award winner Michael W. Twitty examines the intersection of race, black history, and identity. Michael’s latest accolade – TIME’s 100 Next’s list (2022)!

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Candace Doby

Known for her study of courage, author Candace Doby blends storytelling, history, and inspiration to help you bring the ancestors’ brilliance forward in her innovative talks.

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Desiree Adaway

Desiree Adaway is an unapologetic equity expert. She reminds how history has landed us in a space to push for equity and to engage in deep self care. She’s bold, yet meets you where you are at as an organization.

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