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Leon Ford Jr.

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 Leon Ford Jr. Biography

Leon Ford Jr. is an activist and speaker educating audiences about police brutality, and how to strengthen the relationship between the police and the communities in which they serve.

On Nov. 12, 2012, Leon Ford found himself fighting for his life after being shot five times by Pittsburgh police. His crime? Police mistook him for a suspect with a similar name. The shooting left Ford paralyzed, but his spirit remained unbroken.

After being acquitted on charges he assaulted an officer during the incident, Ford sued the city and won a $5.5 million settlement. Though he suffered extreme trauma, Ford has used the tragic shooting to push for positive change.

He not only mentors young people in his city, but he also travels the country speaking to communities about how to improve relationships between police and residents.

In 2017, the Pittsburgh City Paper named him "Pittsburgher of the Year." His book, Untold, which will chronicle his journey to recovery after the shooting.

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Leon Ford Jr.

Community Activist & Speaker

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Leon Ford Jr. Biography

Leon Ford Jr. is an activist and speaker educating audiences about police brutality, and how to strengthen the relationship between the police and the communities in which they serve.

On Nov. 12, 2012, Leon Ford found himself fighting for his life after being shot five times by Pittsburgh police. His crime? Police mistook him for a suspect with a similar name. The shooting left Ford paralyzed, but his spirit remained unbroken.

After being acquitted on charges he assaulted an officer during the incident, Ford sued the city and won a $5.5 million settlement. Though he suffered extreme trauma, Ford has used the tragic shooting to push for positive change.

He not only mentors young people in his city, but he also travels the country speaking to communities about how to improve relationships between police and residents.

In 2017, the Pittsburgh City Paper named him "Pittsburgher of the Year." His book, Untold, which will chronicle his journey to recovery after the shooting.

Leon Ford Jr. Videos

  • TheBreakup | The Leon Ford Story
  • Forever Changed: Leon Ford Fights For His Life

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  • How to book Leon Ford Jr.?

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

    Booking fees for Leon Ford Jr., 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 Leon Ford Jr., 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 Leon Ford Jr.?

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

Leon Ford Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Leon Ford Jr. for your event is available upon request. Leon Ford Jr. 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 Gabrielle Union, Dr. Cornel West, Marian Wright Edelman, Angela Davis and Xernona Clayton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Leon Ford Jr. for an upcoming event.

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  • TheBreakup | The Leon Ford Story
    Forever Changed: Leon Ford Fights For His Life

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