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Bakari Sellers

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4.75 out of 5

Author, Attorney, Political Commentator & Youngest African American Elected Official in the U.S.

Bakari Sellers

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4.75 out of 5

Author, Attorney, Political Commentator & Youngest African American Elected Official in the U.S.

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Charlotte, NC, USA
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Bakari Sellers Biography

Two-time NY Times best-selling Author, Civil Rights Activist, Attorney, Entrepreneur, Legislator, and overall Prolific voice of the Culture, Bakari Sellers continues to build upon the strong legacy he inherited as the son of Gwendolyn Sellers and civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers. While his dad helped shape movements working alongside Stokely Carmichael, Bayard Rustin, and Malcolm X, Sellers has come into his own, helping to write the blueprint for today's movements with the likes of Rep. James Clyburn, Attorney Benjamin Crump, and President Barack Obama.

Sellers forged his own path from very early on. He entered Morehouse College at the age of 16. He went on to become a graduate of the University of South Carolina Law School and he became the youngest legislator in the South Carolina state legislature at 22. He carries this mantle of success with the right balance of gravitas, style, generosity, and humility-a nod to his humble beginnings in Denmark, SC where "please and thank you" are the chief currency in town. In penning both his memoir “My Vanishing Country” and a children's book entitled "Who Are Your People?," Sellers pays homage to the working-class values that encouraged him to "dream with his eyes wide open" and that are the predicate for his persistent fight for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the US and abroad. Sellers' third book “The Moment” will be released on April 24th of this year. In this powerful and persuasive book, Sellers expands on the issues he addressed in his New York Times bestseller "My Vanishing Country," examining national politics and policies that deeply impact not only Black people in his home state of South Carolina but the lives of millions of African Americans in communities across the nation. Four years later, Sellers has an answer to the question he raised on CNN, offering much needed prescriptions to help all Black American lives.

A CNN analyst, Sellers also brings an ability to elevate discourse such that people always feel one step closer to a solution or resolution after he speaks. He combines these and many other talents in his new podcast, "The Bakari Sellers Podcast" which airs two times a week on the Ringer Podcast Network. Sellers has also been an attorney with the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. in Columbia, South Carolina since 2007, where he heads up the firm's Strategic Communication and Public Affairs team and the DEI Consulting practice.

He is married to Dr. Ellen Rucker-Sellers and they are the proud parents of three children.

Bakari Sellers Speaking Topics

  • Education, Civil Rights, and Equality: Cornerstones for Our Future

  • Walking in Faith While Creating Change

Bakari Sellers Videos

  • Bakari Sellers Talks 1st Children's Book, “Who Are Your People?"
    The author, attorney and political commentator wants to inspire and educate others with his book about young people.
  • Bakari Sellers: A Vanishing Country
    Bakari Sellers became the youngest elected official in the country at the age of 22 when he won a seat in South Carolina’s House of...
  • Bakari Sellers Talks 2020 Candidates
    Bakari Sellers rejoins The Breakfast Club to reveal that he started the trend of politicians coming on the show back in 2014. Plus, Bakari talks...

Bakari Sellers Books

  • Who Are Your People?
    Who Are Your People?
  • My Vanishing Country: A Memoir
    My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

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Bakari Sellers is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Education, Civil Rights, and Equality: Cornerstones for Our Future and Walking in Faith While Creating Change. The estimated speaking fee range to book Bakari Sellers for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Bakari Sellers generally travels from Charlotte, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Tamika D. Mallory, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Yusef Salaam and Ijeoma Oluo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bakari Sellers for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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