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Mary Frances Berry

Author, Educator & Historian

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 Mary Frances Berry Biography

There are few people like Mary Frances Berry. For over four decades, Berry has been one of the most recognized and respected voices in our nation’s civil rights, gender equality and social justice movements. Serving as Chairperson of the US Civil Rights Commission, Berry led the charge for equal rights and liberties for all Americans over the course of four Presidential administrations. A trailblazer for women and African Americans alike, she also became the first woman of any race to head a major research university, serving at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

You can always expect to find Mary Frances Berry leading the fight against inequality. One of the founders of the monumental Free South Africa Movement, Berry and her organization were instrumental in raising global awareness and abhorrence towards South African injustice, helping to end over 40 years of apartheid. Berry also served as Assistant Secretary for Education in the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, working to make these historically inequitable systems achieve a new level of fairness. A prolific author, Berry’s books cover a wide range of subjects, from the history of constitutional racism in America to the politics of parenthood. Her most recent book, Power in Words: The Stories behind Barack Obama’s Speeches, from the State House to the White House, offers insight and historical context of President Obama’s most memorable speeches. She now acts a professor of American Social thought at the University of Pennsylvania.

Despite her years of success, Berry is never one to rest on her laurels. She continues to speak boldly for those who can’t speak for themselves. Her vision of social freedom and equality alongside her wisdom and candor, assure her place in the future agenda of America. With fierce determination, Berry never backs down. She educates, transforms, and inspires us all. Her clarion call challenges everyone to stand up, stand tall and to never give up the fight.

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  • Fulfilling the Promise of the Voting Rights Act: Justice For All

    In 2015, we commemorate the civil rights movement’s sacrifices in making the right to vote a centerpiece of its demands. Leaders of this movement successfully fought disenfranchisement with protests, lawsuits and legislation. Dr. Mary Frances Berry, a civil rights veteran, encourages audiences to learn from the past as we move towards the future. She suggests that winning the current fight against voter identification laws and other forms of voter suppression, including the Supreme Court decisions gutting the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and campaign finance laws, is crucial. Berry is writing a new book on how voter suppression and fraud in national, state and local campaigns influence the results. She explains how such goals as Medicaid expansion, fairness in sentencing, equitable education funding and fair and effective policing will remain elusive until we increase political participation and fairly enforce the voting rights laws.

  • Achieving Diversity & Opportunity in the 21st Century: “Now is the Time”

  • Achieving Justice & Opportunity in the Post-Obama ERA: Power, Legalities & Realities

  • The Emancipation Proclamation & the Civil Rights Movement: Making Social Change Necessary

  • Causes & Consequences of the New Migration: How the Civil Rights Movement Changed the South & America

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    Booking fees for Mary Frances Berry, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Mary Frances Berry, 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 Mary Frances Berry?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mary Frances Berry 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 Mary Frances Berry for your next private or corporate function.
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Mary Frances Berry

Author, Educator & Historian

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Mary Frances Berry Biography

There are few people like Mary Frances Berry. For over four decades, Berry has been one of the most recognized and respected voices in our nation’s civil rights, gender equality and social justice movements. Serving as Chairperson of the US Civil Rights Commission, Berry led the charge for equal rights and liberties for all Americans over the course of four Presidential administrations. A trailblazer for women and African Americans alike, she also became the first woman of any race to head a major research university, serving at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

You can always expect to find Mary Frances Berry leading the fight against inequality. One of the founders of the monumental Free South Africa Movement, Berry and her organization were instrumental in raising global awareness and abhorrence towards South African injustice, helping to end over 40 years of apartheid. Berry also served as Assistant Secretary for Education in the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, working to make these historically inequitable systems achieve a new level of fairness. A prolific author, Berry’s books cover a wide range of subjects, from the history of constitutional racism in America to the politics of parenthood. Her most recent book, Power in Words: The Stories behind Barack Obama’s Speeches, from the State House to the White House, offers insight and historical context of President Obama’s most memorable speeches. She now acts a professor of American Social thought at the University of Pennsylvania.

Despite her years of success, Berry is never one to rest on her laurels. She continues to speak boldly for those who can’t speak for themselves. Her vision of social freedom and equality alongside her wisdom and candor, assure her place in the future agenda of America. With fierce determination, Berry never backs down. She educates, transforms, and inspires us all. Her clarion call challenges everyone to stand up, stand tall and to never give up the fight.

Mary Frances Berry Videos

  • The Tavis Smiley Show Appearance - Dr. Mary Frances Berry ...
    Jul 10, 2018 ... For more than four decades, Dr. Mary Frances Berry has been one of the most visible and respected activists in the cause of civil...
  • 2016 ALA Midwinter - Dr. Mary Frances Berry on Voting and Protest ...
    Jan 11, 2016 ... Experience ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits—in real time and after. Discover and connect: American Libraries Coverage: ...

Mary Frances Berry Speaking Topics

  • Fulfilling the Promise of the Voting Rights Act: Justice For All

    In 2015, we commemorate the civil rights movement’s sacrifices in making the right to vote a centerpiece of its demands. Leaders of this movement successfully fought disenfranchisement with protests, lawsuits and legislation. Dr. Mary Frances Berry, a civil rights veteran, encourages audiences to learn from the past as we move towards the future. She suggests that winning the current fight against voter identification laws and other forms of voter suppression, including the Supreme Court decisions gutting the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and campaign finance laws, is crucial. Berry is writing a new book on how voter suppression and fraud in national, state and local campaigns influence the results. She explains how such goals as Medicaid expansion, fairness in sentencing, equitable education funding and fair and effective policing will remain elusive until we increase political participation and fairly enforce the voting rights laws.

  • Achieving Diversity & Opportunity in the 21st Century: “Now is the Time”

  • Achieving Justice & Opportunity in the Post-Obama ERA: Power, Legalities & Realities

  • The Emancipation Proclamation & the Civil Rights Movement: Making Social Change Necessary

  • Causes & Consequences of the New Migration: How the Civil Rights Movement Changed the South & America

FAQs on booking Mary Frances Berry

  • How to book Mary Frances Berry?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mary Frances Berry for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 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. Fill out a booking request form for Mary Frances Berry, 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 Mary Frances Berry or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mary Frances Berry?

    Booking fees for Mary Frances Berry, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Mary Frances Berry, 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 Mary Frances Berry?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mary Frances Berry 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 Mary Frances Berry 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 Mary Frances Berry or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mary Frances Berry 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.

Mary Frances Berry is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mary Frances Berry for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Mary Frances Berry generally travels from PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Victoria Rowell, Donna Brazile, Wes Moore, Geoffrey Canada and Tonya Lewis Lee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mary Frances Berry for an upcoming event.

Mary Frances Berry Speaker Videos

  • The Tavis Smiley Show Appearance - Dr. Mary Frances Berry ...
    Jul 10, 2018 ... For more than four decades, Dr. Mary Frances Berry has been one of the most visible and respected activists in the cause of civil rights, gender ...
    2016 ALA Midwinter - Dr. Mary Frances Berry on Voting and Protest ...
    Jan 11, 2016 ... Experience ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits—in real time and after. Discover and connect: American Libraries Coverage: ...

Mary Frances Berry Speaking Topics

  • Fulfilling the Promise of the Voting Rights Act: Justice For All

    In 2015, we commemorate the civil rights movement’s sacrifices in making the right to vote a centerpiece of its demands. Leaders of this movement successfully fought disenfranchisement with protests, lawsuits and legislation. Dr. Mary Frances Berry, a civil rights veteran, encourages audiences to learn from the past as we move towards the future. She suggests that winning the current fight against voter identification laws and other forms of voter suppression, including the Supreme Court decisions gutting the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and campaign finance laws, is crucial. Berry is writing a new book on how voter suppression and fraud in national, state and local campaigns influence the results. She explains how such goals as Medicaid expansion, fairness in sentencing, equitable education funding and fair and effective policing will remain elusive until we increase political participation and fairly enforce the voting rights laws.

  • Achieving Diversity & Opportunity in the 21st Century: “Now is the Time”

  • Achieving Justice & Opportunity in the Post-Obama ERA: Power, Legalities & Realities

  • The Emancipation Proclamation & the Civil Rights Movement: Making Social Change Necessary

  • Causes & Consequences of the New Migration: How the Civil Rights Movement Changed the South & America

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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.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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