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Clyde W. Ford

Clyde W. Ford is an author, screenwriter and experienced public speaker who has presented at hundreds of events over the past 35 years. He has given keynote addresses, individual lectures, workshops, trainings, readings from his books, and many other presentations for corporations, foundations, colleges and universities, public schools, civic groups, public libraries, and local, state, tribal, and federal agencies. Clyde is capable of speaking on a wide range of topics from mind-body healing, to mythology, to racial relations. Clyde’s most recent book is Of Blood and Sweat: Black Lives and the Making of White Power and Wealth (Amistad/Harper, 2022), from which this article is drawn. Think Black, Clyde’s book published in 2019 by Amistad/HarperCollins lends itself to a number of presentations including: "The First Black Software Engineer," "The Dawn of the Digital Age," "Race and Technology," "Technology, the Holocaust, and Human Rights." Clyde's a dynamic speaker who is sure to excite your organization or group with a stimulating, thought-provoking, and at times funny presentation.