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Activists, Entrepreneurs, Leaders in Education, & Elected Officials

  • Jimmy Santiago Baca, Poet and writer, and Mark Lyons, Social activist and co-author, Espejos y Ventanas /Mirrors and Windows: Oral Histories of Mexican Farmworkers and Their Families
  • Ishmael Beah, author and former Sierra Leonian child soldier
  • Kriner Cash, Longtime education and civil rights advocate, Dr. Kriner Cash, Superintendent of Memphis City Schools from 2008 through early 2013
  • G. Wayne Clough, secretary and commander-in-chief of the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum and research complex 
  • D. Walter Cohen, former Dean of Penn Dental Medicine and Chancellor Emeritus of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Cory Doctorow, Science fiction writer and technology activist
  • The Honorable Gwendolyn A. Faison, Mayor of Camden, NJ, 2000-2010
  • Eytan Fox, Israeli filmmaker and television director
  • Oliver St. Clair Franklin, O. B. E., President and CEO of International House, Philadelphia (2003-2008)
  • Kenny Gamble, Grammy Award-winner, record producer, community developer
  • The Honorable Rudolph Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City
  • Hsiang-te Kung, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis and a 75th-generation descendant of Confucius
  • Carl "Tobey" Oxholm III, Spearhead of the Drexel University School of Law; Drexel University administrator, 2001-2011
  • Constantine Papadakis, President, Drexel University, 1995-2009
  • C. R. "Chuck" Pennoni, Founder of engineering firm Pennoni Associates; president, Drexel University, 1994-1995 and 2009-2010
  • Francine Prose, famed author of more than 20 books and works of non-fiction
  • John Rich, Specialist in inner-city young men's health issues and 2006 MacArthur Fellow
  • National Civil Rights Museum: Part 1 of 2, A look at the early years of the Civil Rights Movement from the former site of the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968
  • National Civil Rights Museum: Part 2 of 2, A captivating discussion about equal rights and a tour of such artifacts as the preserved hotel room where Dr. King last slept and the actual bus where Rosa Parks refused her seat in protest against segregation
  • Sibylle Sarah Niemoeller-von Sell, Writer, lecturer, widow of anti-Hitler pastor Martin Niemoeller
  • Paul G. Vallas, CEO for the School District of Philadelphia, 2002-2007
  • Robert Wilson, author of the historical biography, Matthew Brady: Portraits of a Nation, about the life of a 19th-century American photographer.

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