Ice-T’s lecture career started when his record company sent him out to speak to children at middle schools, Jr. High and High schools. His lectures were always age appropriate. To the middle school children, he spoke about the dangers of drugs; to the Jr. High kids, he spoke about staying out of gangs; and to the High schoolers, he spoke about safe sex.
From there, Ice-T graduated to lecturing to thousands of students at over a hundred universities and colleges nationwide including Stanford, Harvard, Northwestern and Princeton. Ice-T has also lectured at numerous library openings, children’s charities, children & women’s advocacy groups, teacher’s associations, technology conventions, as well as corporate events for the likes of Microsoft and Mattel.
Some of his lecture subjects were Overcoming Adversity, Empowerment, and his life, philosophy and experiences. Ice has also spoken about being an orphan, the importance of education and the entertainment business. Ice-T’s lectures are always honest, profound and entertaining and his appeal transcends gender, race and age.
Ice was honored to be invited to speak at Kansas State University for Martin Luther King Day. Kansas State was the last school Martin Luther King had lectured at before he was assassinated and the invitation was extended to Ice by Martin Luther King’s fraternity. Ice has performed Langston Hughes’ Poetry with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The charismatic Ice-T has also achieved success as an actor in movies and on TV. He plays Detective Odafin Tutuola on the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.