Race relations, class, and voting rights...Why Cleo?

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  • Cleo has been speaking for over 10 years to audiences of all ages across the country.

  • She specializes in helping people better understand current events through the lens of history.

  • Her gift is drawing people into meaningful, non-intimidating conversations about race and class that lead to introspection and change.

Inspirational Messages/Book Talks

Cleo is available for key notes, student lectures based on her books, race relations discussions, inspirational messages, bias workshops, book discussions and other types of assemblies. Some samples topics are as follows:

Think About What You Just Thought—Understanding our automatic responses systems when relating to others who are different and how we can begin to think consciously about our biases

History Matters: Voting Rights & Wrongs--Understanding the how and the why for the recent attacks on voting rights and what history teaches us about what is happening today.

History Matters: What Goes Around Comes Around--Understanding the reasons for many of today's issues through an exploration of history, with a focus on race, voting rights, and class; using the past to understand the present

History Matters: Whose Report Do You Believe?-- Inspirational messages using history to help audiences understand and stop internalizing media stereotypes

One faculty member said you were the best speaker in the eight years she has been here.
— Charleston Southern University

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...A powerful impression on all who heard you.
— P. T., Tulane University
I think your lesson continues to be: What could be damagingly “inciteful” can instead be “insightful”.
— E. H. South Carolina
Your presentation provoked more discussion after the event than most of the programs we have had in the past.
— Race Relations Committee, Episcopal Church
...everyone is mesmerized by your message. Because of your thought-provoking information, intimate revelations of real life experiences, coupled with empowering words of hope, our lives have been changed.
— Pastor, Charleston
I didn’t think that Ms. Brown’s talk was going to be that informative. I thought it was just going to be some more pushing to vote. When you learn about the 1950s and 1960s and the Civil Rights Movement in the southern states through a history text, it’s usually very sugar coated....Just listening to what she had to say about what it was like growing up in the south during those times was so captivating. I hung onto her every word.
— Student, CA
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Thank you for coming to talk to us. This really inspired me to keep on going and that anybody can make it in life if they just don’t give up....

It really hit me when you talked about the prison system and I realized that’s not where I want to be in my future. I took in a lot you said. So thank you once again.

I’m in here now but I have a plan to reach my goals. Your speech just makes me want to push even harder and show people I can achieve.

— Youth, SC Juvenile Detention Center

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