Chris Singleton

Speaker | Author | Former Pro Athlete


Chris Singleton is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization and an inspirational speaker who has traveled the country passionately speaking to over 75,000 students. 


Chris has also spread his message through various media outlets and has been featured on ESPN’s E:60, Sports Illustrated magazine, CNN, and USA Today. 


On June 17th, 2015, his mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, was murdered along with eight other victims at Mother Emanuel AME church in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina, by a white male who wanted to start a race-related war in the United States. 


Chris inspired his city and the nation by forgiving the man who murdered his mother and stating that “Love is stronger than hate.” 


Chris inspires his audiences through his personal experiences of adversity and his belief that it’s not what happens to you; it’s all about your response to it.

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