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Charles McDew

Charles McDew has devoted his life to issues of social and political change, to the empowerment and development of local black leadership, to civil and human rights, and to the fight against racism.

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Charles McDew Biography

An activist as well as a theoretician, he led his first demonstration in the eighth grade, to protest violations of the religious freedom of Amish students in his hometown of Massillon, Ohio.

McDew's career as an activist expanded in scope while he was a freshman at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Inevitably involved in the newborn sit-in movement, he was elected as student leader by his fellow demonstrators. Influenced by Rabbi Hillel's dictum, "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?," McDew participated in the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. Described by fellow SNCC activist, Bob Moses, as a "black by birth, a Jew by choice and a revolutionary by necessity," McDew was elected as Chairman of SNCC in 1961 and served in that capacity until 1964.

California Congressman Tom Hayden characterized McDew as a "combination of intellectual and jock, possessed of an absolutely arrogant fearlessness." Under McDew's leadership, SNCC expanded its community organizing activities, penetrating into those parts of the South deemed too dangerous for organizers by traditional civil rights programs. With its commitment to developing and empowering local leadership and challenging racist laws and practices, SNCC's field secretaries led the way in desegregating local facilities, operating freedom schools and registering voters. In one of the most extraordinary and sustained displays of courage and resolve in the history of American activism, SNCC field workers endured years of savage and continuous repression to challenge the most racist state in the Union, Mississippi. Their activities culminated in the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenge to the party establishment at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City in 1964. The SNCC policy of developing local leadership bears fruit today in the increasing number of black elected officials all over the Deep South, whose entry into political life was inaugurated by SNCC's presence in their communities.

Since that time, McDew has been active in organizations for social and political change, working as a teacher and as a labor organizer, managing anti-poverty programs in Washington, D.C., serving as community organizer and catalyst for change in Boston and San Francisco, as well as other communities. He has appeared on countless radio and television programs as a speaker against racism. He continues to be involved in programs for social and political change designed to develop local leadership and break down racial and cultural barriers.

McDew is presently associated with Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, MN, where his classes in the history of the civil rights movement, African-American history and classes in social and cultural awareness are always oversubscribed. His dynamic and intensely personal style make him a compelling teacher. Says one of his students, "He makes ideas so interesting." McDew is working on a book about the civil rights movements.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charles McDew for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Charles McDew, 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 Charles McDew or any other celebrity of your choice.
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    Speaking fees for Charles McDew, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Charles McDew charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The 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 Charles McDew, 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 Charles McDew?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charles McDew 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 Charles McDew for your next private or corporate function.
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    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 Charles McDew or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Charles McDew 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.
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Charles McDew has devoted his life to issues of social and political change, to the empowerment and development of local black leadership, to civil and human rights, and to the fight against racism.

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Charles McDew Biography

An activist as well as a theoretician, he led his first demonstration in the eighth grade, to protest violations of the religious freedom of Amish students in his hometown of Massillon, Ohio.

McDew's career as an activist expanded in scope while he was a freshman at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Inevitably involved in the newborn sit-in movement, he was elected as student leader by his fellow demonstrators. Influenced by Rabbi Hillel's dictum, "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?," McDew participated in the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. Described by fellow SNCC activist, Bob Moses, as a "black by birth, a Jew by choice and a revolutionary by necessity," McDew was elected as Chairman of SNCC in 1961 and served in that capacity until 1964.

California Congressman Tom Hayden characterized McDew as a "combination of intellectual and jock, possessed of an absolutely arrogant fearlessness." Under McDew's leadership, SNCC expanded its community organizing activities, penetrating into those parts of the South deemed too dangerous for organizers by traditional civil rights programs. With its commitment to developing and empowering local leadership and challenging racist laws and practices, SNCC's field secretaries led the way in desegregating local facilities, operating freedom schools and registering voters. In one of the most extraordinary and sustained displays of courage and resolve in the history of American activism, SNCC field workers endured years of savage and continuous repression to challenge the most racist state in the Union, Mississippi. Their activities culminated in the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenge to the party establishment at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City in 1964. The SNCC policy of developing local leadership bears fruit today in the increasing number of black elected officials all over the Deep South, whose entry into political life was inaugurated by SNCC's presence in their communities.

Since that time, McDew has been active in organizations for social and political change, working as a teacher and as a labor organizer, managing anti-poverty programs in Washington, D.C., serving as community organizer and catalyst for change in Boston and San Francisco, as well as other communities. He has appeared on countless radio and television programs as a speaker against racism. He continues to be involved in programs for social and political change designed to develop local leadership and break down racial and cultural barriers.

McDew is presently associated with Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, MN, where his classes in the history of the civil rights movement, African-American history and classes in social and cultural awareness are always oversubscribed. His dynamic and intensely personal style make him a compelling teacher. Says one of his students, "He makes ideas so interesting." McDew is working on a book about the civil rights movements.

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  • How to book Charles McDew?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charles McDew 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 Charles McDew, 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 Charles McDew or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Charles McDew?

    Speaking fees for Charles McDew, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Charles McDew charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The 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 Charles McDew, 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 Charles McDew?

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

Charles McDew is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Charles McDew for your event is available upon request. Charles McDew generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are LZ Granderson, Malcolm London, Killer Mike, Fred D. Gray and Jason Collins. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charles McDew for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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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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