MARTIN LUTHER KING, III: Renowned Civil Rights Activist & Global Humanitarian
"The Convocation was phenomenal. Mr. King was so gracious and was well received by everyone. He is an amazing person. ..Thank you!!"
-Missouri Western University
"Martin Luther King III was spectacular! It was such an honor to have him at our event. His speech was heartfelt and impressive, and the audience seemed to hang on to Mr. King’s every word."
-The Kennedy Forum 
Just delivered a keynote on "Embracing the Ideals of Freedom, Justice and Equality" for Mussouri Western's Convocation on Critical Issues for an audience of 4,000.
Recently led the Ministers March for Justice in Washington D.C. on the 54th Anniversary of his father's historic "I Have a Dream" speech. 
Awarded the 2017 Lifetime Legacy Award by the National Newspaper Publisher Association.
MAE JEMISON: First African-American Woman in Space; Inductee National Women's Hall of Fame & International Space Hall of Fame
"I just wanted to let you know that Dr. Jemison's visit was a rousing success. She was very personable, super smart, engaged and funny... I have spoken with a number of people who attended and all said she was awesome. I definitely had expectations, but Dr. Jemison far exceeded those expectations."
-Appalachian State University
Just celebrated the 25th anniversary of her historic trip to space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor, delivering empowering remarks on "embracing the universe of possible," at a celebratory event.  
Recently served as the keynote for the Indy Women in Tech Summit, for hundreds of attendees. 
MICHAEL NUTTER: 98th Mayor of Philadelphia; CNN Contributor; Urban Policy Innovation Advocate
“As mayor of one of our nation’s largest cities, he has earned a national reputation as a leader in urban public policy – addressing key challenges in economic development, public safety, environmental innovation and many others.”
- Columbia University's SIPA Dean, Merit E. Janow
"Mayor Nutter... has translated theory into practice and leadership into action."
- University of Pennsylvania IUR Co-Director, Eugene Birch
Selected to keynote The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative's Annual Executive Leadership Institute.
Heralded as a CNN contributor for addressing tough issues head on, Nutter recently penned a powerful and widely-shared piece for the Brookings Institution entitled “What to do if hate comes to your town" following the tragic events in Charlotesville. 
Named both Governing Magazine's "Public Official of the Year" and to Esquire's "Americans of the Year."
ANDREW YOUNG: Iconic Early Leader of the Civil Rights Movement; Mayor of Atlanta (1982-1990); U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1977-1979); U.S. Representative from Georgia (1973-1977)
"His speech and delivery style was awesome...I have heard nothing but outstanding comments about both the interview and his keynote...Ambassador Young is the real deal. He's a humanitarian who genuinely cares about people...We craved his wisdom. He received raves reviews!!!...I personally think he was one of our best speakers!"
-Modesto Peace/Life Center
"Incredible! It was a fantastic morning and he is such a national treasure. Everyone loved him."
-YMCA Broward County
Just spoke at We Day UN, delivering a powerful address to some 18,000 student leaders. 
Recently wrote a compelling and urgent Wall Street Journal op-ed "Identity Politics Are Tearing America Apart".
Selected to deliver Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tribute at Saint Louis University. 
JUDITH JAMISON: Legendary Dancer and Choreographer; Artistic Director Emerita, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; 50th Hall of Fame Inductee at the National Dance Museum
"... Ms. Jamison was spectacular. She is such a light and the campus community had an incredible time with her."
-Bucknell University
"Judith Jamison made quite an impact on this community and also on specific students who benefited enormously from her message. A great visit. A lovely person."
- Chatham Hall
Selected to deliver keynote at New Jersey City University, for "A Conversation with Judith Jamison."

Just spoke at the historic Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn, on the legacy of choreographic work shaped by the Civil Rights Movement. 
Listed in TIME's "World's Most Influential People," and the recipient of both a National Medal of Arts and The BET Honors Award
DESIREE ROGERS: Chair, Choose Chicago; Former CEO, Fashion Fair Cosmetics & Johnson Publishing; Former White House Social Secretary & Special Assistant to President Obama
"As was expected Desiree was a hit. Very gracious and accommodating to the guests who were happy to be in the same room with her..."
- Mshale, The African Community Newspaper
"She brings an electricity to the room that transcends words altogether. Working with her at Chicago Ideas stage programs over the years has been an absolute pleasure—her passion, sincerity, knowledge and energy are very, very hard to match."
-Chicago Ideas
Recently delivered a TedTalk on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the media.
As the Chair of Choose Chicago, Rogers helped oversee a record number of 54.1 million visitors to the city in 2016. 
Named the "50 Most Influential People in the Multicultural Market" by WWD, and "Top 50 Most Powerful African American Business Women" by Black Enterprise. 
CHARLES RANGEL: Member, U.S. House of Representatives (1971-2017); First African-American Chair, House Ways and Means Committee; Founding Member, Congressional Black Caucus

“Mr. Rangel’s famous charm and political shrewdness have helped make, and unmake, mayors, governors, senators…”
- Will Bredderman, The Observer

“He helped to transform the collective strength of newly arriving black congress members into a force that could make progressive change across the country...”
- Hakeem Jeffries, Brooklyn Congressman
MICHAEL STEELE: Former Chair of the Republican National Committee, MSNBC Political Analyst 
“One of the nicest, most congenial guest speakers we have ever had and extraordinarily easy to work with. Mr. Steele was a pleasure.”
- Newington Cropsey Foundation
"The event was great! Everything worked out perfectly and Mr. Steele's talk was wonderful; our staff and the students/community members all had positive reactions."
-Rutgers University
DONNA BRAZILE: Veteran Democratic Political Strategist; 
Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee
"You made a great impression and delivered a strong message as our keynote speaker for Cleveland Clinic's MLK Day of Celebration. We continue to receive positive comments about your remarks that brought a personal, historical perspective to the work of Dr. King and its impact on you and your commitment to service. "
- Cleveland Clinic
CLAUDE STEELERenowned Social Psychologist; Expert on Stereotype Theory, Race & Education; Author of New York Times Bestseller, Whistling Vivaldi
“An intellectual odyssey of the first order―a true tour de force.”
- William G. Bowen, Former President of Princeton University
"Startles, beguiles, and challenges as it exposes the myriad ways that threats to our identities exert a powerful stranglehold on our individual and collective psyche”
-Lani Guinier, Harvard University
These HWA Speakers bring their dynamic experiences and urgent messages to life for every audience. Known to empower, inspire, and tackle issues of diversity, justice, and social equality head on, they would make an exceptional choice for your Black History Month programming. Let's connect, and discuss how to find the perfect speaker and make an impact with your upcoming event.