2009 Speaker: Mr. James Ferguson III, President of Ferguson, Chambers & Sumter, The Future of Charlotte as a Global City: The Black Dimensions.
2010 Speaker: Dr. Ronald L. Carter, President of Johnson C. Smith University, Avoiding the Perfect Storm: A Vision of Excellence in the Emerging New Majority.
2011 Speaker: Honorable Terry Bellamy, Mayor of the City of Ashville (NC), Youth Empowerment: Structure for Developing Tomorrow’s Workforce.
2012 Speaker: Dr. J. Lorand Matory, The Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Global Migrations and the Crisis of Identity in Black America.
2013 Speaker: Dr. Charles V. Willie, The Charles W. Elliot Professor of Education Emeritus at Harvard University, African American Families in the Twenty-first Century.
2014 Speaker: Dr. Yele Aluko, Senior Vice President at Novant Health, and Medical Director of the Novant Health and Heart Vascular Institute, North Carolina’s Rejection of Medicaid Expansion: Politicizing the Health of Our Society
2015 Speaker: Dr. Paul Zeleza, Vice-Chancellor of the United States International University Africa (Kenya), Africa Rising: The Role of Higher Education and the Diaspora.
2016 Speaker: Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Professor of History, College of Charleston, On Jordan's Stormy Banks: Racial Violence and the Quest for Home in America.