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Dr. Joyce Ladner

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Civil Rights Activist, Author & Sociologist

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Dr. Joyce Ladner Biography

Joyce Ladner was a professor of sociology, provost, and interim president at Howard University. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the District of Columbia Financial Control Board to balance the city’s budget after it became bankrupt. She was also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

As a sociologist, Ladner studied and interpreted the intersectionality of race, gender and class in her book, Tomorrow’s Tomorrow: The Black Woman that was the forerunner of the field of Black Girlhood Studies and is a canon in her field. Her second book, The Death of White Sociology, was a landmark work that challenged the value neutrality of mainstream sociology. Her other books include Mixed Families: Adopting Across Racial Boundaries, The Ties that Bind- Timeless Values for African American Families and Launching Our Black Children for Success. She studied the roles of Tanzanian women in nation building and she has lived in Dakar, Senegal as well.

A native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, she began her fight for social justice as a teenager when she helped organize an NAACP Youth Chapter in her hometown. She was expelled from Jackson State College in 1961 for organizing a civil rights protest.

Ladner was on the front lines of most of the major civil rights protests in the sixties including Greenwood, Birmingham, Albany, Georgia, Selma, and Jackson. As a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), she was mentored by civil rights pioneers Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella Baker. She worked with slain civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Vernon Dahmer and two of the three civil rights workers, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered during Mississippi Freedom Summer.

She was on the twelve person staff that organized the March on Washington in 1963 under the direction of Bayard Rustin and A. Phillip Randolph in Harlem. She was on the stage when Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I Have A Dream” speech. She is in the movie, RUSTIN, on Netflix as a student member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Ladner is completing her memoir titled that captures the spirit of her 1960’s generation of young civil rights workers who challenged segregation and discrimination in the South and changed the face of America.

Ladner earned a B.A. from Tougaloo College (1964) and a Ph.D. from Washington University, St. Louis (1968).

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    Dr. Joyce Ladner is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Black History, Diversity Speakers, Political Speakers, Social Justice, Virtual Speakers.
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    Dr. Joyce Ladner generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Dr. Joyce Ladner for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Joyce Ladner for your next private or corporate function.
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Civil Rights Activist, Author & Sociologist

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Dr. Joyce Ladner Biography

Joyce Ladner was a professor of sociology, provost, and interim president at Howard University. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the District of Columbia Financial Control Board to balance the city’s budget after it became bankrupt. She was also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

As a sociologist, Ladner studied and interpreted the intersectionality of race, gender and class in her book, Tomorrow’s Tomorrow: The Black Woman that was the forerunner of the field of Black Girlhood Studies and is a canon in her field. Her second book, The Death of White Sociology, was a landmark work that challenged the value neutrality of mainstream sociology. Her other books include Mixed Families: Adopting Across Racial Boundaries, The Ties that Bind- Timeless Values for African American Families and Launching Our Black Children for Success. She studied the roles of Tanzanian women in nation building and she has lived in Dakar, Senegal as well.

A native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, she began her fight for social justice as a teenager when she helped organize an NAACP Youth Chapter in her hometown. She was expelled from Jackson State College in 1961 for organizing a civil rights protest.

Ladner was on the front lines of most of the major civil rights protests in the sixties including Greenwood, Birmingham, Albany, Georgia, Selma, and Jackson. As a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), she was mentored by civil rights pioneers Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella Baker. She worked with slain civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Vernon Dahmer and two of the three civil rights workers, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered during Mississippi Freedom Summer.

She was on the twelve person staff that organized the March on Washington in 1963 under the direction of Bayard Rustin and A. Phillip Randolph in Harlem. She was on the stage when Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I Have A Dream” speech. She is in the movie, RUSTIN, on Netflix as a student member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Ladner is completing her memoir titled that captures the spirit of her 1960’s generation of young civil rights workers who challenged segregation and discrimination in the South and changed the face of America.

Ladner earned a B.A. from Tougaloo College (1964) and a Ph.D. from Washington University, St. Louis (1968).

Dr. Joyce Ladner Videos

  • SNCC: Conversation with Danny Lyon and Joyce Ladner - YouTube
    This program features a conversation between Danny Lyon and activist and scholar Joyce Ladner, moderated by Adam D. Weinberg, ...
  • Malveaux! Dr. Joyce Ladner
    Dr. Joyce Ladner is a civil rights activist, sociologist, academic administrator and jeweler who has also once been a painter. I first met her in...
  • 2018 Mississippi on the Potomac Honoree Dr. Joyce Ladner
    Dr. Joyce Ladner gives remarks as the 2018 Mississippi on the Potomac honoree.

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  • How do I book Dr. Joyce Ladner to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Dr. Joyce Ladner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Dr. Joyce Ladner, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Dr. Joyce Ladner or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Dr. Joyce Ladner

    Speaking fees for Dr. Joyce Ladner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Dr. Joyce Ladner are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Dr. Joyce Ladner, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Dr. Joyce Ladner speak about?

    Dr. Joyce Ladner is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Black History, Diversity Speakers, Political Speakers, Social Justice, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Dr. Joyce Ladner travel from?

    Dr. Joyce Ladner generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Dr. Joyce Ladner’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Dr. Joyce Ladner for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Joyce Ladner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Dr. Joyce Ladner or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Dr. Joyce Ladner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Joyce Ladner for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Dr. Joyce Ladner generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Xernona Clayton, Nikki Giovanni, Maya L. Harris, Yoruba Richen and Clayborne Carson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Joyce Ladner for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dr. Joyce Ladner Speaker Videos

  • SNCC: Conversation with Danny Lyon and Joyce Ladner - YouTube
    This program features a conversation between Danny Lyon and activist and scholar Joyce Ladner, moderated by Adam D. Weinberg, ...
    Malveaux! Dr. Joyce Ladner
    Dr. Joyce Ladner is a civil rights activist, sociologist, academic administrator and jeweler who has also once been a painter. I first met her in 1971, not face to face, but when I picked up her...
  • 2018 Mississippi on the Potomac Honoree Dr. Joyce Ladner
    Dr. Joyce Ladner gives remarks as the 2018 Mississippi on the Potomac honoree.
    Off Script with Dr. Joyce Ladner-famed Civil Rights activist
    Dr. Joyce Ladner is a former Howard University president and noted Civil Rights activist with the famed Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. She's also from Mississippi, which just opened its...
  • Human Bridge: featuring Dr. Joyce A. Ladner
    Human Bridge: Daughters of Howard, Women of Excellence, featuring Dr. Joyce A. Ladner A Howard University sesquicentennial event hosted by the Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate Program and...

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