He has devoted his life and career to the furtherance of civil rights in this country.

One of the original “freedom fighters” in the American civil rights movement, Dr. Charles O. Prickett is an author, attorney, educator, lecturer, and speaker who brings the history and lessons of the civil rights movement alive.

He has lectured in front of countless organizations on the subject and helped them understand the complexities of racial equality. He has appeared before audiences ranging from civic organizations to colleges to high schools and elementary schools.

He has assisted multiple organizations to bring the movement and its principles to their culture through the creation and implementation of Diversity Plans and Diversity Statements.

Dr. Prickett participated in the 1963 March on Washington, the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March, and from that experience has authored the book titled Remembering Mississippi Freedom Summer, recounting a time when he helped bring the vote to the disenfranchised black citizens in the rural communities of Mississippi.



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Dr. Charles O. Prickett

Today’s political events bring a new urgency to Dr. Prickett’s message.

He continues to work towards that cause in the following ways:

Engaging Audiences on The Civil Rights Struggle

It’s one thing to read about history. It’s quite another to hear it first-hand from someone who was actually there as it was happening.

Charles Prickett has educated and enlightened audiences of all ages with his experiences and anecdotes about the civil rights movement.

Presentations are tailored to your organizations' needs and offer individualized interaction with Dr. Prickett.

His message about political involvement and the non-violent approach to social justice is as poignant today as it was 50 years ago.

Dr. Prickett informs and engages as a speaker. 

Diversity Plans and Diversity Statements

Many large organizations are devoting entire teams to creating a Diversity Plan and Diversity Statement.

A healthy organization requires forethought to the needs of the individuals that it is composed of.

A Diversity plan and Diversity Statement will provide you with powerful tools to ensure your organizations' well-being.

They require strategic planning and rigorous implementation. 

Many small and large organizations are finding the task to be difficult. You don't have to.

Organizational Sensitivity Training

Understanding begins with empathy, and empathy is enhanced with Organizational Sensitivity Training.

Bringing an organization together with a common focus and goal to create greater well-being for all often requires an adjustment to how we perceive others and their behaviors.

Training individuals on how to be more sensitive to the needs and desires of others can bring greater harmony to the organizational environment.

Offer your organization better tools to achieve understanding of each other.

Offering Historical Context

Mississippi Freedom Summer is Charles Prickett’s moving first-person account of his experiences in 1964 as a college student working in the civil rights movement.

The book (available through Amazon) brings alive the black community’s struggle to change the stifling and brutal system of racism that touched every life.

Enjoy a history lesson in the comfort of your home and learn about the summer that changed America.

Charles Prickett in the News and in Film

Charles Prickett has been featured in the media for his work as a civil rights activist in the 1960s. He was honored in 2019 when he received the  Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award in recognition of a life dedicated to the service of others.

The award is one of the National Education Association’s most prestigious NEA Human and Civil Rights citations. In other coverage, Charles was featured in the film “A Regular Bouquet."

Charles Prickett has been featured in the media for his work as a civil rights activist in the 1960s.

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He was honored in 2019 when he received the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award in recognition of a life dedicated to the service of others.

The award is one of the National Education Association’s most prestigious NEA Human and Civil Rights citations. In other coverage, Charles was featured in the film “A Regular Bouquet."

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