Speakers & Events

–– Do you want a speaker to present to your organization about African American history, race, and racism?

–– Are you looking for an event to attend to learn more about such topics?

The Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation, which operates America’s Black Holocaust Museum, provides educational programs and events locally, regionally and nationally.

These programs include:

• Lecture/discussion series
• Intergroup dialogues and workshops
• Multimedia and panel presentations
• Book talks, and
• Arts and humanities events

To request a speaker for your group, please email our Griots To Go Speakers Bureau at connect (at) abhmuseum.org.

To find an event, click on a month’s event exhibit below.



November 2017

Among the questions to be explored by our Griot this month: How can understanding African American history inform your understanding of a work of art? How can understanding that history explain our current racial climate? How did we get to the current racial climate – and how can we heal our future?


October 2017

Race and the Criminal Justice System in Milwaukee County and how to dismantle racism in Kenosha are on the speaking schedule this month.


September 2017

This month, ABHM’s Head Griot Reggie Jackson speaks about the history of residential segregation in Milwaukee and Racine to the employees of Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company at their national headquarters in Milwaukee and to the public at the Racine Library.


August 2017

A listing of talks by ABHM griots (oral historians/public speakers) in July 2017, including topics, dates/times and addresses of event venues, and more information.


July 2017

A listing of events in July 2017, including a description of the speakers and topics covered, date/time and addresses of the presentations.


June 2017

A listing of educational programs presented by ABHM griots in June 2017.


May 2017

Listing and descriptions of educational programs presented by ABHM in May 2017.


April 2017

Listing and descriptions of community education programs presented by ABHM in April 2017.