Book Black History Month 2024 Keynote Speakers

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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

Featured on MSNBC and NPR, Candace Doby is well known for her study of courage at work. Candace blends storytelling, history, and inspiration to help you bring the ancestors’ brilliance forward. Her talks are innovative, skill oriented, and still full of humor.  You’ll remember Candace for a long time – her ancestors’ presence is strong!

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Desiree Adaway

Desiree Adaway is an unapologetic equity expert. She reminds audiences 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. Her talk will inspire you to continue to do the necessary work, even when it isn’t easy.

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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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