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Clifton Taulbert

Author, Business Consultant, & Speaker; Best Known for "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored"

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Clifton Taulbert Biography

The United States Supreme Court was not the picture that Clifton Taulbert saw each morning growing up on the Mississippi Delta. He saw cotton fields—a world he thought would never change. But change it did, and the podium at the Library of Congress, where he was once invited as the special guest speaker of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, is just one of the many places where his journey has taken him. The former migrant cotton field worker is now an award-winning author, an entrepreneur, an educator, an inspiration, and a CEO of two different companies: An international human capital consultancy and a national coffee supply company.

Taulbert, the writer, is recognized and embraced around the world, from South Africa to Australia. His first book, Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, became an international bestseller and a major motion picture. The United States government selected the book as a gift for Nelson Mandela upon his release from prison in 1990.

His most recent book, The Invitation, was chosen by the Architect of the United States Capitol as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Legislation. Taulbert has written fourteen books in total, produced a major motion picture, and served as a consultant on several documentaries: Jews in the Delta and the Emmy-award winning Boomtown: An American Journey, which details the birth of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In 2018, Taulbert was asked by the University of Utah to open their 2018 Fulbright Scholars Innovation Conference, where he spoke to one hundred and twenty scholars from around the world. Taulbert’s address, The Revival of the Inquisitive Mind, was widely enjoyed at the U.S. State Department-sponsored conference.

Taulbert, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, graduated valedictorian of his high school class. He now serves as a Trustee for the University of Tulsa and is on the Board of Reference at Oral Roberts University. In 2017, Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, President of the American Foreign Service Association, presented Taulbert with the 2017 Citizen Diplomat Award, the highest honor given by Global Ties U.S.

Taulbert has been inducted into the Enlisted Airman Hall of Fame. He is also a recipient of the 27th NAACP Image Award for Literature. He is a Trustee for the Tulsa Library Trust, the Oklahoma Foundation for Academic Excellence, and the Tulsa Historical Society, and he serves on the Eudora Welty Advisory Board, the Anne Kathryn Sickle Cell Fund, and the Indian Nation Council of Boy Scouts.

Taulbert lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and shares his life with his wife, Barbara. They have one son, Marshall Danzy Taulbert, a film and athleisure wear fashion entrepreneur in Los Angeles, California.

Speaking Topics
  • Timeless Values the Build Strong Communities

  • Eight Habits of the Heart

  • Building Community

    Eight Habits of the Heart: The Principles

  • Teamwork

    Connecting the Silos of Excellence

  • Diversity: RAI in the Workplace

    Respect, Affirmation, Inclusion

  • Leadership

    Slow Down to Lead

Videos
Books
Little Cliff and the Porch People

Little Cliff and the Porch People

Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values that Build Strong Families and Communities (African American History (Penguin))

Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values that Build Strong Families and Communities (African American History (Penguin))

Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored

Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored

Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored

Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored

The Last Train North

The Last Train North

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    Booking fees for Clifton Taulbert, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Clifton Taulbert, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Clifton Taulbert for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Clifton Taulbert for your next private or corporate function.
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Author, Business Consultant, & Speaker; Best Known for "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored"

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Clifton Taulbert Biography

The United States Supreme Court was not the picture that Clifton Taulbert saw each morning growing up on the Mississippi Delta. He saw cotton fields—a world he thought would never change. But change it did, and the podium at the Library of Congress, where he was once invited as the special guest speaker of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, is just one of the many places where his journey has taken him. The former migrant cotton field worker is now an award-winning author, an entrepreneur, an educator, an inspiration, and a CEO of two different companies: An international human capital consultancy and a national coffee supply company.

Taulbert, the writer, is recognized and embraced around the world, from South Africa to Australia. His first book, Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, became an international bestseller and a major motion picture. The United States government selected the book as a gift for Nelson Mandela upon his release from prison in 1990.

His most recent book, The Invitation, was chosen by the Architect of the United States Capitol as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Legislation. Taulbert has written fourteen books in total, produced a major motion picture, and served as a consultant on several documentaries: Jews in the Delta and the Emmy-award winning Boomtown: An American Journey, which details the birth of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In 2018, Taulbert was asked by the University of Utah to open their 2018 Fulbright Scholars Innovation Conference, where he spoke to one hundred and twenty scholars from around the world. Taulbert’s address, The Revival of the Inquisitive Mind, was widely enjoyed at the U.S. State Department-sponsored conference.

Taulbert, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, graduated valedictorian of his high school class. He now serves as a Trustee for the University of Tulsa and is on the Board of Reference at Oral Roberts University. In 2017, Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, President of the American Foreign Service Association, presented Taulbert with the 2017 Citizen Diplomat Award, the highest honor given by Global Ties U.S.

Taulbert has been inducted into the Enlisted Airman Hall of Fame. He is also a recipient of the 27th NAACP Image Award for Literature. He is a Trustee for the Tulsa Library Trust, the Oklahoma Foundation for Academic Excellence, and the Tulsa Historical Society, and he serves on the Eudora Welty Advisory Board, the Anne Kathryn Sickle Cell Fund, and the Indian Nation Council of Boy Scouts.

Taulbert lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and shares his life with his wife, Barbara. They have one son, Marshall Danzy Taulbert, a film and athleisure wear fashion entrepreneur in Los Angeles, California.

Clifton Taulbert Speaking Topics

  • Timeless Values the Build Strong Communities

  • Eight Habits of the Heart

  • Building Community

    Eight Habits of the Heart: The Principles

  • Teamwork

    Connecting the Silos of Excellence

  • Diversity: RAI in the Workplace

    Respect, Affirmation, Inclusion

  • Leadership

    Slow Down to Lead

Clifton Taulbert Videos

  • TEDxTulsa - Clifton Taulbert - When Others Matter, Lives Change ...
  • Clifton Taulbert: Outside of the Ordinary - YouTube

Clifton Taulbert Books

FAQs on booking Clifton Taulbert

  • How to book Clifton Taulbert?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Clifton Taulbert for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Clifton Taulbert, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Clifton Taulbert or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Clifton Taulbert?

    Booking fees for Clifton Taulbert, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Clifton Taulbert, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Clifton Taulbert?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Clifton Taulbert for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Clifton Taulbert for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Clifton Taulbert or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Clifton Taulbert or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Clifton Taulbert is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Timeless Values the Build Strong Communities, Eight Habits of the Heart, Building Community, Teamwork, Diversity: RAI in the Workplace and Leadership. The estimated speaking fee range to book Clifton Taulbert for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Clifton Taulbert generally travels from Tulsa, OK, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Hill Harper, Montel Williams, Neal Petersen, Erin Gruwell and Juan Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Clifton Taulbert for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Clifton Taulbert Speaking Topics

  • Timeless Values the Build Strong Communities

  • Eight Habits of the Heart

  • Building Community

    Eight Habits of the Heart: The Principles

  • Teamwork

    Connecting the Silos of Excellence

  • Diversity: RAI in the Workplace

    Respect, Affirmation, Inclusion

  • Leadership

    Slow Down to Lead

Clifton Taulbert Speaker Videos

  • TEDxTulsa - Clifton Taulbert - When Others Matter, Lives Change ...
    Clifton Taulbert: Outside of the Ordinary - YouTube

Clifton Taulbert News

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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