by Allen J. Sheinman | February 13, 2015

February is Black History Month, and in its honor we present a list of notable African-Americans who are available as speakers, along with their speaker-bureau contacts.

• Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos Cookies.

• Lenora Billings-Harris, diversity expert, founder and president of training/consulting firm Excel Development Systems.

• Les Brown, motivational expert, author and TV personality.

• Farai Chideya, journalist, author and media commentator on diversity and American pop culture.

• Whoopie Goldberg, comedian, actress, TV personality.

• Dr. Mark Lamont Hill, social-justice activist, professor, author.

• Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League.

• Ilyasah Shabazz, human rights activist, lecturer, author and daughter of Malcolm X.

• Russell Simmons, hip-hop entrepreneur.

• President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, first female president of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

• Robert Townsend, filmmaker and former CEO of the Black Family Channel.

• Archbishop Desmond Tutu, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

• Cornell West, professor of religion at Princeton University, proponent of racial justice.

• Dave Winfield, Baseball Hall of Fame legend, commentator and leadership expert.

Source: Meetings & Conventions