PRIOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

(Partial List)

Colleges

Guest Speaker

Dr. Martin Luther King Day Convocation Speaker, Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, SC

“Words and Pictures: Two Aspects of the African-American Experience”, Tulane University

Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Avery Research Center for African-American History & Culture, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Diversity Program, Charleston School of Law, Charleston, SC

“Celebrating Women Who Write History”  faculty & staff event, Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, SC

“What Do You Mean You Don’t Vote” Lecture series, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA

Presenter or Lecturer

Annual McKnight Fellows Meeting, Tampa, FL

Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, SC  ~~  College of Charleston, Charleston, SC  

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA   ~~   Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc., Savannah, GA

 Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA & Shreveport, LA

 Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA

Louisiana Technical College, Baton Rouge, LA

Other Schools

Guest Speaker, discussion each semester with Dorchester County School Literature Students who used “Witness to the Truth” in their classroom, Summerville, SC

Presenter, Northeast Louisiana History, Wossman High School, Carroll High School, Minnie Ruffin  Elementary, Monroe, LA

Guest Speaker, Wossman High School, Monroe, LA

Writing Workshop, Cedar Grove Elementary School Teacher’s Seminar, Atlanta, GA

Panelist, Teacher & Administrator Forum on “How You Can Help Our Children  Succeed”, Berkeley Middle School, Moncks Corner, SC

Black History Speaker, Numerous high schools

Festival Presenter

Capital BookFest, Charleston, SC  ~~  Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA ~~  Juneteenth Family History Day, Houston, TX  ~~  Tom Dent Literary Festival, New Orleans, LA                  

Churches

Black History Month Guest Speaker

Black History Month Guest Speaker for many churches (various denominations) throughout South Carolina

St. John Baptist  Church, Boston, MA

Youth Motivational Speeches

Youth Day Motivational speaker for various churches in South Carolina (Charleston area, Spartanburg, & Moncks Corner) and for the Charleston County Baptist Association in Charleston, SC

Other Church Events

Guest Speaker (promoting community activism): Charleston County Baptist Missionaries, North Charleston, SC; Missionary  Day, Weston Chapel AME Church, Latta, SC

Banquet Speaker, Church School Teachers  Retreat, Monks Grove Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach, SC

Guest Speaker, Mother’s Day, Centenary United Methodist Church, Charleston, SC

Presenter, “The Cost to Vote”, Missionary Temple Methodist Church, San Francisco, CA

Presenter, “Voting Rights”, Metropolitan AME Church, Washington, DC

Presenter, The Role of the Baptist Church in LA’s  Fight for Voting Rights, Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA

Speaker  Governmental/Civic/Non-Profit Organizations

Berkeley County & Summerville Friends of the Library

Berkeley Historical Society

Center for  Creative Retirement

“Reflections”, City of North Charleston Martin Luther King Celebration

Holocaust Museum (Milwaukee, WI)

Jack & Jill

J. H. Scott Memorial Fund Scholarship Awards Day

Libraries: Baton Rouge, LA; Quachita Parish Libraries, Monroe, LA; Tallulah, LA; Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, & Summerville, SC

Naval Consolidated Brig

NAACP

Rotary Club

South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

Third Thursday Speaker Series at White Gables

Summerville Race  Relations Coalition

Other Presentations

African American Heritage Museum (Monroe, LA)

Alpha Kappa Alpha (Panel Discussion)

Cummins Diesel (Black History Month Speaker)

Outfitted for Work Fundraiser ~~ Trident Literacy Association Read-a-Thon