In Other's Words
Your speech was most inspiring and motivational to Dr. Payton
and the Association. For thirty five (35) minutes, you took
us on a journey that has given Tuskegeeans and the public,
a new perspective on the philosophy and wisdom of our great
founder, Dr. Booker T. Washington. You enlightened the audience
while referencing Dr. Washington's wisdom to today's society.
It was a wonderful closing to our four (4) day convention.
Lillie A. Lanier, President
Tuskegee National Alumni Association, Inc.
You cannot imagine the genuine excitement my colleagues and
I felt at meeting you for the first time, the great granddaughter
of one of America's most inspirational leaders, Booker T.
Subsequent to that meeting, it was with great pleasure that
I invited you to speak at the Heritage Foundation on the occasion
of the birthday of your great-grandfather.
It has been my privilege to be present at many programs at
the Heritage Foundation over the years, but I must say that
your presentation on the life and legacy of Booker T. Washington
was one of the most moving and uplifting that I have witnessed
in quite some time. Your lecture was informative and yet presented
with real affection and respect, and the audience received
it with great enthusiasm. In fact, your presentation was so
compelling and well received that the Heritage Foundation
has included it as part of its formal lecture series.
We are grateful that you have seized the moment and chosen
to tell the Booker T. Washington story to generations of people
who may not know of this man who was so wise and courageous.
The richness of his story told by a member of his own family
is compelling and instructive even today.
All the best wishes in your future endeavors,
Becky Norton Dunlop-Vice President
The Heritage Foundation
On behalf of the Clark Atlanta University English Department,
I'd like to express our deepest appreciation for your participation
in our 27th annual Writer's Workshop Conference. Your beautiful,
moving keynote speech on the life-work of Booker T. Washington
was the highlight of the conference, and everyone who was
fortunate enough to be there came away with a renewed appreciation
of his achievements. Moreover, since our students hear very
little about Booker T. Washington during their college experience,
your participation in our conference was vital to its success,
and your eloquence captured the hearts and minds of students
and faculty alike.
On a more personal note, I have felt from the beginning that
I was spirit-led to your website, and the way things worked
out confirm my impression. Godspeed in your work for BTWIN.
Charles F. Duncan
Professor of English
Gloria is a powerful, compelling and engaging speaker. She
speaks on the topics of faith, freedom, and economic empowerment,
as well as principled entrepreneurial endeavors. At the same
time she sets out, with great clarity, the incredibly inspiring
and uplifting truths of the life, the legacy, and the liberating
philosophy of her great grand father, Booker T. Washington.
I encourage you to invite Gloria Jackson to speak at your
next event. Prepare to become spellbound and inspired, with
others, as she speaks.
On behalf of the Black Employees Association (BEA), we heartily
thank you for the inspirational and uplifting speech you gave
during our Black History Month celebration.
It was both informative and educational, and I particularly
enjoyed how you bridged the historical context of Booker T.
Washington's life and principles with today's contemporary
issues. More people should hear your presentation, especially
Again, thank you for an outstanding speech. The BEA looks
forward to continuing our relationship with you and the Booker
T. Washington Inspirational Network.
Kenneth L. Ashford-President
Black Employees Association of
Metropolitan Water District of
It was a delight to hear you speak and an honor to have you
attend the education panel we sponsored at the Council for
National Policy. Thank you for both. Your presentation inspired
me beyond measure and, as I told you, was a model of conviction
tempered by humility- a difficult mix.
I was impressed that Booker T. Washington's love for education
and free enterprise would be tremendously inspiring to our
Principle Leaders and I am writing to invite you to speak
at our Principle Leadership conference in Virginia Beach,
VA for school leaders, families, pastors, board members of
Christian schools and those founding private schools.
Thank you again for your inspiring speech and I look forward
to hearing you again in the future.
Foundation for American Christian Education