Top 25 African American Speakers in the Speaking Business for Over 25 Years #blackhistorymonth

Top Motivational Black Speakers

This list of 25 African American speakers have been chosen for their outstanding contributions to the speaking business for over 25 years and its effects on society. Each speaker has achieved success in their respective fields, from Oprah Winfrey’s career as an internationally renowned media mogul to Les Brown’s work as a motivational speaker and author. Other notable names such as Susan Taylor and Dr. Cindy Trimm highlight the contributions of powerful women in the industry while Dr. Ben Chavis, Nkechi Taifa and Rev. Jesse Jackson represent prominent figures in African American history and civil rights.

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The list also includes legendary figures such as Bishop T D Jakes, Wally “Famous” Amos, Dr. Barbara Reynolds and Marian Wright Edelman. These speakers have dedicated their time to mentoring and inspiring generations of people across the world. Others such as Tony Brown, Dr. Cornel West, and Dr. Dennis Kimbro have helped promote a culture of learning by providing educational opportunities for African Americans.

In addition to these prominent figures, there are also modern-day powerhouses such as Dr. Eric Thomas, Dr. Farrah Gray, Bonnie St. John and Lisa Nichols who have made contributions to the industry through their inspiring speeches, entrepreneurial ventures, and groundbreaking initiatives. Likewise, speakers like Tavis Smiley and Patricia Russell Mccloud have pushed for progress in the areas of politics and civil rights.

Given the range of contributions that these speakers have made to society, they are well-deserving of recognition as some of the most influential African Americans in the speaking business and deserve to be celebrated this Black History Month.

          1. Oprah Winfrey
          2. Susan Taylor
          3. Les Brown
          4. Michael Eric Dyson
          5. Bishop T D Jakes
          6. Rev. Jesse Jackson 
          7. Wally “Famous” Amos
          8. Tony Brown
          9. Dr. Ben Chavis
          10. Dr. George C. Fraser
          11. Dr. Cindy Trimm
          12. Dr. Dennis Kimbro
          13. Dr. Willie Jolley
          14. Patricia Russell Mccloud
          15. Iyanla Vanzant
          16. Tim Storey
          17. Marian Wright Edelman 
          18. Dr. Eric Thomas
          19. Lisa Nichols
          20. Nkechi Taifa
          21. Bonnie St. John
          22. Dr. Barbara Reynolds 
          23. Dr. Cornel West
          24. Tavis Smiley 
          25. Dr. Farrah Gray

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Dr. Pam Perry

  • Dr Marlon Scott, Sr says:

    Thanks for sharing this powerful and important information Pam!

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