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Yusef Salaam

5 out of 5

One of the Central Park 5, Entrepreneur, Author, Trainer & Leader

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Yusef Salaam Biography

In 1989, at just fifteen years young, Dr. Yusef Salaam was tried and convicted in the “Central Park jogger” case along with four other Black and Latinx young men. The Exonerated Five spent between seven to 13 years behind bars for crimes they did not commit, until their sentences were overturned in 2002. Since then, they have received a multi-million dollar settlement from the city of New York for its injustice and have been profiled in award-winning films, including The Central Park Fivedocumentary from Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon and most recently the Emmy award-winning Netflix limited series When They See Us, written and directed by Ava DuVernay.

Over the past two decades, Salaam has become a family man, father, poet, activist and inspirational speaker. He continues to utilize his platform to share his story with others and educate the public about the impact of mass incarceration and police brutality rooted in our justice system. He regularly advocates for criminal justice reform, prison reform and the abolition of juvenile solitary confinement and capital punishment.

Salaam is also a New York Times bestselling author, and recently released his memoir, Better, Not Bitter., detailing his journey where in the face of misjustice, Salaam found hope.

Salaam is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama (2016) and more recently has shared his story and stance on current issues on CNN, MSNBC, REVOLT TV, NPR Atlanta, FOX and more.

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Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice

Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice

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    Booking fees for Yusef Salaam, 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 Yusef Salaam, 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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Yusef Salaam

5 out of 5

One of the Central Park 5, Entrepreneur, Author, Trainer & Leader

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Yusef Salaam Biography

In 1989, at just fifteen years young, Dr. Yusef Salaam was tried and convicted in the “Central Park jogger” case along with four other Black and Latinx young men. The Exonerated Five spent between seven to 13 years behind bars for crimes they did not commit, until their sentences were overturned in 2002. Since then, they have received a multi-million dollar settlement from the city of New York for its injustice and have been profiled in award-winning films, including The Central Park Fivedocumentary from Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon and most recently the Emmy award-winning Netflix limited series When They See Us, written and directed by Ava DuVernay.

Over the past two decades, Salaam has become a family man, father, poet, activist and inspirational speaker. He continues to utilize his platform to share his story with others and educate the public about the impact of mass incarceration and police brutality rooted in our justice system. He regularly advocates for criminal justice reform, prison reform and the abolition of juvenile solitary confinement and capital punishment.

Salaam is also a New York Times bestselling author, and recently released his memoir, Better, Not Bitter., detailing his journey where in the face of misjustice, Salaam found hope.

Salaam is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama (2016) and more recently has shared his story and stance on current issues on CNN, MSNBC, REVOLT TV, NPR Atlanta, FOX and more.

Yusef Salaam Videos

  • Yusef Salaam on What He Learned From Adversity
    Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five, speaks about how he found purpose in his experience contending with the unfair forces of the American...
  • Yusef Salaam | The Marshall Project | The New Yorker
    Yusef Salaam, who was wrongly convicted and imprisoned as one of the “Central Park Five,” details how his life was turned upside down one day in...
  • Yusef Salaam Keynote | Unconscious Bias & Systemic Racism
    Mr. Salaam delivered a keynote address related to the theme Targeting Unconscious Bias and Systemic Racism during a public program from 7:00-8:30pm...

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  • How to book Yusef Salaam?

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

    Booking fees for Yusef Salaam, 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 Yusef Salaam, 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 Yusef Salaam?

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

Yusef Salaam is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Yusef Salaam for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Yusef Salaam generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bakari Sellers, Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis, Hill Harper and Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Yusef Salaam for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Yusef Salaam Speaker Videos

  • Yusef Salaam on What He Learned From Adversity
    Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five, speaks about how he found purpose in his experience contending with the unfair forces of the American justice system.
    Yusef Salaam | The Marshall Project | The New Yorker
    Yusef Salaam, who was wrongly convicted and imprisoned as one of the “Central Park Five,” details how his life was turned upside down one day in 1989 — and how he felt when the charges were...
  • Yusef Salaam Keynote | Unconscious Bias & Systemic Racism
    Mr. Salaam delivered a keynote address related to the theme Targeting Unconscious Bias and Systemic Racism during a public program from 7:00-8:30pm in Becker Auditorium.
    Forgiveness, a Path to Redemption | Yusef Salaam | TEDxSingSing
    This talk focuses on using forgiveness as a path to redemption, rebuilding relationships and community. The fifth suspect in the Central Park Jogger case, at 15 years old Yusef Salaam was wrongly...
  • YUSEF SALAAM THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE - Roosevelt NY
    he Central Park jogger case involved the assault and rape of a female jogger in New York City's Central Park, on April 19, 1989. Five juvenile males—Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond...
    Yusef Salaam Speaks Out on the Central Park Jogger Case
    Yusef Salaam, one of the "Central Park Five," describes what it was like to be convicted for a brutal crime he didn't commit, and the documentary "The Central Park Five."

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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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