Tavis Smiley

Active - 2008 - 2012  |   Born - Sep 13, 1964 in Gulfport, Mississippi, United States  |   Genres - Culture & Society [nf], History [nf]

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  • Left Indiana University in 1988 to work for Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley, before finishing his degree in 2003.
  • Was the presenter of America I Am: The African American Imprint, a traveling museum exhibition.
  • Founder of The Tavis Smiley Foundation, which provides leadership training and development for American children.
  • Received the Du Bois Medal from Harvard University.
  • Received an honorary doctorate degree from Indiana University.