From high school dropout to teenage wife and mother to highly accomplished university professor and public intellectual, Dr. Carol Swain is passionate about empowering others to confidently raise their voices in the public square. Her clarion call is for We the People to stand up and Be the People who change our nation and world.
She is a public speaker, entrepreneur, author, and commentator. As the author or editor of eleven books, Dr. Swain is reaching the world with critical messages about our times. Her most recent books include Black Eye for America: How Critical Race Theory is Burning Down the House (Co-authored with Dr. Chris Schorr, 2021) and Countercultural Living: What Jesus Has to Say about Life, Marriage, Race, Gender, and Materialism (2021).
Dr. Swain is the founder of Be the People Project (BTPP), a nonprofit founded in 2011, that educates Americans about conservative values and principles. BTPP has sponsored educational forums, a national tribute to law enforcement, as well as partnered with other organizations seeking to educate and empower Americans about conservative values and approaches. Her businesses include Carol Swain Enterprises, L.L.C., and Unity Training Solutions, L.L.C., which offers an alternative to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training (DEI).
Dr. Swain lives in Tennessee and has served on the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the 1776 Commission. Her research has won national awards and has been cited in three U.S. Supreme Court cases. Dr. Swain received a B.A. from Roanoke College, M.A. from Virginia Polytechnic & State University, Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and M.S.L. from Yale.
Her opinion pieces have been published in CNN Online, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, USA Today, and in other news outlets around the world. In addition, she has appeared on ABC’s Headline News, BBC Radio and TV, NPR, INT News, CNN’s AC360, CNN’s Michael Smerconish, Fox News’ Hannity, Fox and Friends, Judge Jeanine, The Ingraham Angle, and Tucker Carson. She has appeared in numerous documentaries and has reached over seventy-seven million people through her videos and work with PragerU.