Omar Wasow


Why Bring Omar Wasow to Your MLK or Black History Month Event?



Princeton MLK Day 2014 Keynote:


Highlight Reel: Six Shows, Two Minutes


Short Bio:

  • Successful tech entrepreneur: Co-founded & sold largest African American social media site
  • Rising scholar: PhD in African American Studies from Harvard & Assistant Professor in Politics at Princeton
  • Respected commentator: Has appeared regularly on Today, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Oprah, Colbert
  • Proven, funny & dynamic speaker: Described by Successful Meetings Magazine as one of the “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century.”

Possible Speech Topics:

  • Ferguson & the Future of Civil Rights: What is the black freedom struggle of the 21st century?
  • The Story of Race: Is race biological? A social construction? A product of geography? In this engaging talk, we’ll explore how understanding the roots of race can help make better sense of the world today.
  • Custom topics tailored to theme of your event.


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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton. I received a PhD in African American Studies, an MA in Government and an MA in Statistics from Harvard University. Previously, I co-founded and the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School. I can be reached at owasow -at- gmail -dot- com.

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