There’s no one like DARYL DAVIS. A Black musician and race reconciliator, Daryl gained international recognition for confronting hate with civility. For nearly 40 years, he’s met face-to-face with leaders of the Ku Klux Klan and other extremist groups who hate him simply for the color of his skin. Through civil engagement, Daryl turns haters into friends, which makes him the most unique race relations expert and activist ever. The stories he tells are hair-raising and inspiring. Daryl gives audiences the tools to overcome conflict and make the world a better place – one conversation at a time.
VERNICE “FLYGIRL” ARMOUR has accomplished enough “firsts” to fill three lifetimes.The gutsy trailblazer was the first Black female motorcycle cop in Nashville, first Black police officer in the Phoenix police department, first Black female Marine Corps pilot, America’s first Black female combat pilot, and more. She also served as Diversity Liaison Officer to the Pentagon for Headquarters Marine Corps and is proficient on the issues of DEI.
World-Renowned Poet, Writer, Commentator, Activist, and Educator NIKKI GIOVANNI is the real deal! One of the most widely-read American poets, she prides herself on being, as she says, a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English. Giovanni remains as determined and committed as ever to the fight for civil rights and equality. She has maintained a prominent place as a strong voice of the Black community. Her focus is on the individual, specifically, on the power one has to make a difference in oneself, and thus, in the lives of others.
President and CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, DR SHIRLEY DAVIS is the author of the recently released book Living Beyond “What If?”. As a result of her contributions and expertise in the HR, Leadership, and DEI fields, she was inducted into Inclusion Magazine’s Hall of Fame for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in November 2021, and in August 2022 in Nashville, TN. Dr. Davis’s experience from the frontline to the C-suite uniquely place her at the forefront of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion issues and her experience on the podium, working in 30 countries on 5 continents make her a great speaker option!