Speaker Videos


Guy-Uriel Charles

"The Permanence of Racism: Race, Power, and the Architecture of American Democracy"
February 10, 2020

Guy-Uriel E. Charles is the Edward and Ellen Schwarzman Professor of Law at Duke Law School and the Bennett Boskey Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is the co-director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race, and Politics. He teaches and writes about constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race.



Janet Dewart Bell

"The Permanence of Racism: Race, Power, and the Architecture of American Democracy"
February 10, 2020

Janet Dewart Bell is the author of Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement. She is a communications strategist, social justice advocate, activist, executive coach, motivational speaker and broadcaster.  She is founder and president of LEAD InterGenerational Solutions, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to developing intergenerational leadership as social change agents.



Zena Howard

"Cultural Expressions in the Built Environment"
November 6, 2019 

Zena Howard is an internationally known and award-winning architect whose projects include the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is a partner & Managing Director at Perkins & Wills.



Justin Driver

"Are Public Schools Becoming Constitution-free Zones?"
April 8, 2019 

Justin Driver is the Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Before his time at the University of Chicago, Driver clerked for Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Sandra Day O’Connor. He is a recipient of the American Society for Legal History’s William Nelson Cromwell Article Prize.


Cheryl Harris

Affirmative Action Chronicles: From the Era of Colorblindness to White Nationalism 
February 19, 2019

Cheryl Harris is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at UCLA. She teaches constitutional law, civil rights, employment discrimination, critical race theory, and race-conscious remedies and is the faculty director for the Critical Race Studies Program.



Bakari Sellers

Featured Speaker at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Ceremony and Luncheon.
January 15, 2019

Bakari T. Sellers is an American politician and attorney. He is a CNN contributor often featured on other major networks. He was a South Carolina state legislator from 2006 to 2014 and was the youngest-ever member of the South Carolina state legislature.