Student, Skyline College, CA
Leader, Charleston,SC Church
It really hit me when you talked about the prison system and I realized that’s not where I want to be in my future. I took in a lot you said. So thank you once again.
I’m in here now but I have a plan to reach my goals. Your speech just makes me want to push even harder and show people I can achieve.
Youth from SC Juvenile Detention Center
Race relations, class, and voting rights...
- She specializes in helping people better understand current events through the lens of history.
- Her gift is drawing people into meaningful conversations about race and class that lead to introspection and change.
Cleo draws from her book, "Witness to the Truth", a memoir of her father's struggle for voting rights, a book that helps youth and adult readers explore and understand complex issues of class, race, and discrimination in a simple non-intimidating manner.
E. H. , South Carolina
Cleo's History Matters Institute presents:
Addressing Race & Class Consciously: Think About What You Just Thought--A 90 minute workshop designed to help participants recognize and understand how their personal values are applied in determining the value of others. Workshop works best with groups of 75 or less.
Inspirational Messages/Book Talks
Cleo is available for key notes, student lectures based on her book, race relations discussions, inspirational messages, workshops, book discussions and other types of assemblies. Some samples topics are as follows:
History Matters: Connecting Your Past to Your Present--Understanding the reasons for many of today's issues through an exploration of history, with a focus on race, voting rights, and class
Matters: Voting Rights & Wrongs--Voting: what it cost, why it matters, and what history teaches us about what is happening today
History Matters: Whose Report Do You Believe?-- Inspirational messages using history to help audiences understand and stop internalizing media stereotypes
Cleo has spoken nationally to youth and adults alike. As a member of the last Jim Crow generation (the last group of children to grow up under the legally-required segregated system) who was raised in the home of a leader under fire in the voting rights struggles of the 60s, Cleo touches audiences as only someone can who has direct personal experiences combined with a lack of bitterness and anger--that combination that can move people to introspection and action. She has the extraordinary ability to make the complex issues of race and class more understandable to old and young alike.
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N. C., Charleston Southern University
Is this how you felt after your last speaker? Should have hired Cleo!
P. T. Tulane University
Prior Speaking Engagements (partial list)
Charleston Southern University (Convocation Speaker)
College of Charleston
Charleston School of Law
PRESENTER OR LECTURER
Charleston Southern University
College of Charleston
Louisiana State University
Louisiana Technical College
Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc.
University of South Carolina
Annual McKnight Fellows Meeting
Association for the Study of African-American Life and History