Each year during Black History Month, we honor the pivotal contributions of African Americans who stand for their dreams and rights, and make a difference for us all.
Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. For 2020, the theme is “African Americans and the Vote” — in honor of the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women’s suffrage, and the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment giving black men the right to vote.
If you're looking for a game-changing speaker who is influencing industries and shaping history, explore these vital voices from politics, sports, business, and culture.
Widely considered to be one of the most influential people in the world, Secretary Condoleezza Rice shares her unparalleled expertise in global affairs, national security, and education. As Secretary of State, she proved to be a significant leader during a time of tumultuous world affairs, recognized for her efforts to foster freedom and democracy worldwide. Her great love of America and her faith in its core values are the foundational strength of her presentations regarding foreign policy and the empowerment of women.
2. Daymond John
Daymond John rose from humble beginnings and a $40 budget to create FUBU, a $6 billion fashion game-changer. In addition to being a Shark and original cast member on ABC's four-time Emmy Award winning show "Shark Tank” and New York Times bestselling author, he continues to be one of today's most sought-after branding and marketing experts. John entertains and awes audience members with true-life tales of his incredible successes and numerous failures. He inspires audiences with his quintessential rags-to-riches success story of sacrifice, hard work, and perseverance — teaching them how to go after their own goals with renewed focus and determination.