Join us for a 60-minute session that will highlight Dr. Bledsoe’s personal story and his experience as a young Black youth who spoke with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the effect that interaction had on his life trajectory, living in the segregated South during the 1960s. Dr. Bledsoe will also share his SAAB student-driven model of empowering men of color to be change agents for personal and community success.

After Dr. Bledsoe’s presentation, he will facilitate a panel discussion of current SAAB students who will share their personal stories and challenges of being men of color attending college during a global pandemic.


Date: February 3, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT
Duration: 60 minutes


Presenter & Panel Facilitator

Dr. Tyrone BledsoeDr. Tyrone Bledsoe is an educator with more than 30 years of high-quality postsecondary education experience. He is the founder, current CEO and president of the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB). This national organization sustains more than 350 chapters in 36 states that endeavors to increase the college preparation, access, and success of Black/African American men, Latino men, and other men of color in the United States.

Panel of Students

Zachri HallZachri Hall
Miami Dade College-Kendall

Tai LeTai Le
Missouri State University

Donric LongDonric Long
Missouri State University

Gerald SchieleGerald Schiele
Missouri State University

Allen TaylorAllen Taylor, III
Evangel University