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Charles Black


A native of Miami, Florida, Charles is an alumnus of Morehouse College, where he was a member of the varsity debate team, editor of the college newspaper, president of the senior class, and chairman of The 1960’s Atlanta Student Movement, and one of only eight students taught by Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. He is a 1971 alumnus of Leadership Atlanta.

Charles is Chairman of the Boards of Illien Adoptions International, Freedom University and The Children Foundation; Past Chairman of the Board of Hammonds House Museum, past Editor of The Atlanta Inquirer Newspaper, Inc. and past CEO of a national consulting firm, Frontiers Unlimited, Inc. (Founded with John Lewis, Julian Bond and Lonnie King, Jr.) He has also been an advisor and manager of numerous civic and political campaigns.

A veteran actor of stage, screen and television, he has starred in a series of faith-based films with training guides, being used in more than 1,500 churches across the nation.

He regularly mentors younger generations of community and political activists on matters of Civil and Human Rights.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor for a Lifetime of Community Service by President Barack Obama.

Updated July 2021