Book Black History Month 2023 Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens

One of the nation’s most prominent scholars, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens 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 melds scholarly insight with contemporary culture to examine the intersection of race, culinary 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 in her innovative talks on the ancestors and courage.

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