As we draw nearer to Juneteenth, here are just a few speakers who would make an excellent choice for programming, whether your audience is looking to celebrate, reflect, or build community.

Simon Sinek

Award-Winning Journalist and Host of Tamron Hall ; First African American Female Co-Host of TODAY

Sociopolitical Comedian, Political Satirist & Host of CNN's United Shades of America

Chrissy Teigen
Alex Rodriguez

Emmy and Peabody Award-Winning Filmmaker, Literary Scholar, Journalist, Cultural Critic, and Institution Builder; New York Times Bestselling Author of Over 30 Books; Host, Finding Your Roots on PBS

Co-Founder #BlackLivesMatter; TIME Magazine Cover: 100 Most Influential Women of the Last Century; Awarded the Coretta Scott King Center Legacy Award; Former Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Dan Schulman
Ursula Burns

Co-founder Black Voters Matter; Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; National Organizer, Political Strategist, and Contributor to MSNBC, The New York Times

Legendary Civil Rights Activist; Former Mayor of Atlanta, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and U.S. Representative from Georgia

Sekou Kaalund

Political Strategist and Former CNN Political Commentator; Host and Anchor, MSNBC; Former Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris

Public Academic, Writer, and Lecturer; Founder and President, The Loveland Foundation, Inc.; Philanthropic Innovator and Entrepreneur; Regular Contributor to The Cut, Atmos, and Cultured Magazine

Jaclyn Johnson
Ricky Strauss

MSNBC Political Analyst and Host of The ReidOut; New York Times Bestselling Author

Rapper & Songwriter; Activist; Entrepreneur

Marcus Lemonis
Morgan DeBaun

Two-Time Grammy Award-Winning Hip-Hop Artist, Songwriter, Record Producer, and Actor; Social Activist; New York Times Bestselling Author

Co-Host, ABC's The View; Emmy Award-Winning Legal Journalist; Bestselling Author, I Am These Truths

Venus Williams
Marcus Buckingham

Founder, Vision and Justice Project; Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, and African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Political Contributor, CNN; Social Entrepreneur and President and Co-Founder, Dream Corps; Three-Time New York Times Bestselling Author

Morgan DeBaun
Marcus Lemonis

Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Head, Consumer Banking, NE Division; Leader, Advancing Black Pathways

Staff Writer for The New York Times Magazine; Co-Host, Still Processing Podcast; Editor of Black Futures Visual Anthology

Masai Ujiri
Theo Epstein

KWAME ALEXANDER: New York Times Bestselling Author, Poet, and Educator

CAROLINE RANDALL WILLIAMS: Award-Winning Poet; Scholar; Activist

JEMAR TISBY: New York Times Bestselling Author of How to Fight Racism and The Color of Compromise; Assistant Director of Narrative and Advocacy at the Center for Antiracist Research, Boston University; Historian of Race and Religion

Masai Ujiri
Masai Ujiri

GINA BELAFONTE: Actress, Producer, and Activist; Executive Director,

CALEB GAYLE: Award-Winning Journalist and Writer; Contributor to The New York Times, The Atlantic, and More; Author, We Refuse To Forget; Professor, Northeastern University

DR. MARCIA CHATELAIN: Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown University; Author of Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America; Creator, #FergusonSyllabus

Theo Epstein
Theo Epstein

AJA BROWN: Former Mayor, City of Compton

KAHLIL GREENE: Yale's First Black Student Body President; New York Times Featured Social Media Influencer; "The Gen-Z Historian"; Public Academic and Advocate for Racial Justice

TAYLOR CASSIDY: Viral Content Creator on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube; Host, "Fast Black History" and "Black Girl Magic Minute"; Advocate for Inclusion and Representation; One of Teen Vogue's "21 Under 21"


You can check out a complete list of speakers on our website. If you're planning an upcoming Juneteenth event, please reach out anytime - I'm happy to jump on a call to help you craft the perfect event.