Derreck Kayongo

CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights | CNN Hero| Founder of The Global Soap Project

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In order to open any door one needs a simple little tool called a key. As small as it is, it can both open and lock a door. Analogously It's the simple things in life that make the biggest difference. Simplicity can open your doors to success. My "key" to success today is humbleness. What is yours?

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I had an amazing time with Charles Barkley at the @ctr4chr
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#HappyFriday

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Teaching the youth from the village about the importance of washing their hands, and how it can help prevent infections. This picture is from the early years of the
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#GlobalSoapProject #tbt

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Thanks for having me @InsideNGO, wonderful meeting these #NGO members and kicking off the Annual Conference!
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#INGO17

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β€œThe delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” ____
-Steven Spielberg

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Use your smile to change the world, don't let the world change your smile.πŸ“·
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#mavericksatl

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Caption this. πŸ˜…

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If you have ever sat at this counter, then you know exactly how @therock felt at this moment. #hopeful #grateful #resilience #joyful and a deeper understanding of the struggles that took place for civil and human rights.

#Repost @therock
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This one got the blood boiling.
At the Civil and Human Rights Center they created an interactive experience of what it was like sitting at the "Whites only" lunch counter at Woolworth's during the famous "Greensboro sit-ins" during the Civil Rights Movement. Wearing these headphones gives you a extremely small taste of what would be said to your face, while being kicked, spit on etc had I sat at this counter in 1960.
For these four brave, strong willed students to sit thru this with poise, dignity and pride.. to remain non-violent.. keeping the bigger picture in mind.. ending racial segregation..is incredible. Inspiring.
Not sure if I would've had the poise and grace to sit thru this non-violently. I'd like to think I would've, had that been the collective goal, but my blood boiling and sweat starting to bead up on the back of my head said otherwise.
I'm forever grateful to the heroes that did though.
Grateful to learn so much more about our past and my culture. Helps us shape the future.
#CivilAndHumanRightsCenter #Atlanta

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Thank God it's Friday! I always forget there are people with camera phones recording. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚How do you guys like my dancing?🀞🏽 @faltysd thank you for capturing this moment.

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My Goshhhh! What a week this has been so far. I was a speaker for the National Speakers Association (Influence 17) and was awarded the 2016-2017 Master of Influence Award. Thank you @nsaspeaker for bestowing such an honor upon me.

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It was an honor to host Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson @therock at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. You are an inspiration, and an example of how even the busiest person makes time to advocate for civil and human rights. See you soon brother.
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Great dialogue and hours well spent with this good man.
@DerreckKayongo, the
CEO of the National Center for Civil & Human Rights.
One of the many things we talked about that resonated with me, was something I learned years ago thru trial and error - the idea that the most powerful thing you can be is yourself.
Be real. Be you.
Thank you brother for being so gracious with your time and passion. See you down the road.

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Thank you @KerryWashington for visiting the The Center for Civil and Human Rights. @ctr4chr
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Had a TRULY amazing morning at the phenomenal @ctr4chr #CenterForHumanAndCivilRights If you are anywhere NEAR Atlanta, PLEASE GO!

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" Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." - C.S. Lewis

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T E X T U R E. Happy Wednesday!

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S T Y L E - Meetings.

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A C C E N T S

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The 4th of July is the beginning of the foundation that was built for both civil and human rights. The draft constitutional document, by Thomas Jefferson in 1776, is the root from which we derive the rights for all Americans. I thank God today as a "new American" for those that have since fought, and continue to die to protect the words of that cardinal document. Happy Birthday America!!! #fourthofjuly

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Speaking at the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

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P A S S I O N

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Congratulations to @killermike for opening @TheSwagShop. His barber shop is inside the newly renovated Philips Arena.

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What an introduction from @lauradern on @cnnheroes

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One of my favorite displays at the center. If you have been, what was yours?#centerforcivilandhumanrights

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We had absolutely zero fun today with @ggworldwide . πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… #Repost @ggworldwide with @repostapp
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Simply amazing! Got to interview the most stylish CEO in America today and we had zero fun πŸ˜…. Huge thanks to good friend @derreckkayongo CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights & CNN Top 10 Hero, for sharing his thoughts on Servant leadership, impacting others, and how to dress for success...clearly 😎

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Who watched the #billycrystal tribute to the great @muhammadali Billy Crystal, one of my favorites.

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To work through your fears of failing, you must have a passion and love for your purpose in life so that failure really becomes the needed companion of truth and perfection. (Photo credit @wanderlustjett ) #derreckkayongo

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I am here to represent the people that don't have a voice. #Tbt to the red carpet. I will never forget this moment. #derreckkayongo

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. - Lao Tzu #derreckkayongo

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Dress for the job you want #style #outfitoftheday #derreckkayongo

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