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Great Speakers & Performers

 

Fountain Street Church has hosted a wide variety of speakers and performers. From the distinguished guests of Rev. Alfred W. Wishart to the concerts sponsored by Fountain Club, to the Duncan Littlefair Great Speakers series, to the comedians of LaughFest... the list is long.

  • Susan B. Anthony

  • William Jennings Bryan

  • Clarence Darrow

  • Arthur Vandenberg

  • Walter Rauschenbusch

  • Arnold Toynbee

  • Henry Nelson Wieman

  • Margaret Sanger

  • Prince William of Sweden

  • Senator Carl Levin

  • Robed M. LaFollette

  • Grand Duke Alexander of Russia

  • Rev. Sloan Coffin

  • Rabbi Sherwin Wine

  • Grand Duchess Maria of Russia

  • Robert Frost

  • Paul Erlich

  • Joseph Campbell

  • Gloria Steinem

  • Norman Vincent Peale

  • Gerald R. Ford

  • J. Herman Randall Sr.

  • Thomas Moore

  • Margaret Mead

  • Dr. Benjamin Spock

  • Norman Thomas

  • Jane Fonda

  • George Heartwell

  • Alan Watts

  • Richard Leakey

  • George McGovern

  • Harlow Shapley

  • Louis Leakey

  • Wendell Berry

  • Eugene O'NeiII

  • Avraham Burg

  • Winston Churchill

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Helen Keller

  • Linus Pauling

  • Helen Thomas

  • Ralph Bunche

  • Paul Tillich

  • Malcom X

  • Francis Townsend

  • Lyman Abbott

  • David Starr Jordan

  • Harry Golden

  • Bishop James Pike

  • Sidney J. Harris

  • Robert Bly

  • Stokley Carmichael

  • Michael Moore

  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko

  • B.D. Wong

  • Matt Taibbi

  • Dr. Herbert Muller

  • William H. Ness

  • Charles F. Potter

  • Dr. Timothy Rhee

  • Dr. J.B. Rhine

  • Robed Shaw

  • Charles P. Taff

  • Dr. Edmont Sinnot

  • Arnold Toynbee

  • William Zinsser

  • Paul Blanchard

  • Alan Canty

  • Dr. Rudolph Dreikurs

  • Dr. Barry Farrel

  • Eric Fromm

  • Dr. Ralph W. Gerard

  • Dr. S.I. Hayakawa

  • Anita Hill

  • John Nichols Booth

  • Dr. Wilma Donahue

  • Dr. William Ebenstein

  • Matthew Fox

  • Dr. Reed Gain

  • Dr. Paul Goodman

  • Eustice A. Hayden

  • Sherwin Nuland

  • Morris Dees

  • John Elder Robison

  • Dale Carnegie

  • Bayard Ruskin

  • Amelia Earhart

  • Harry Golden

  • Ashley Montagu

  • Fritz Perls

  • Dick Gregory

  • Lowell Thomas

  • Forrest Church

  • Mel Trotter

  • Dr. Richard Dawkins

  • Molly Ivins

  • Amy Goodman

  • Alden Dow

  • Jim Hightower

  • The Amazing Kreskin

  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

  • Angela Davis

  • Francis Hsu

  • Dr. George Kish

  • Dr. Dorothy Lee

  • Dr. Ernest Melby

  • Enver Memedov

  • Dr. Henry Morganau

  • Hans Morganthau

  • Michele Norris

  • Thom Hartmann

  • Ella Fitzgerald

  • Cuban All-stars

  • Joffrey Ballet

  • E. Power Biggs

  • Mel Dalton

  • U2

  • BB King

  • Modern Jazz Quartet

  • Ivan Illich

  • Heath Brothers

  • ShaktiSpirit

  • King Crimson

  • Edgar Winter

  • The Moody Blues

  • Grand Rapids Symphony

  • Ballet Africans

  • Mary Travers

  • Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention

  • George Winston

  • Sweet Honey in the Rock

  • Liz Story

  • Michael Hedges

  • Phillip Aaberg

  • Richie Havens

  • My Pro Musica

  • Peter Yarrow

  • Paul Robeson

  • Duke Ellington

  • Carlo Curley

  • Stan Kenton

  • Procol Harum

  • Arlo Guthrie

  • The Byrds

  • Jerry Bergonzi

  • Stan Get

  • Humble Pie

  • Paul Winter

  • Todd Rungren & Utopia

  • The Dufaflex

  • Ramsey Lewis

  • Robed Shaw

  • Dave Brubeck

  • Gerry Mulligan

  • Phlegethon

  • George Shearing

  • New World Quartet

  • Steppenwolf

  • Paul Desmond

  • Willie Singleton

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra

  • Manfred Mann

  • Brownsville Station

  • Livingston Taylor

  • Virgil Fox

  • Alexander Schreiner

  • Claire Caci

  • Theatre of the Deaf

  • Iron Butterfly

  • Lou Reed

  • Alexander Zonjic

  • Pat Methany

  • Jean-Loc Ponty

  • Joshua Davis

  • Vienna Boys Choir

  • Holly Near

  • John Mayall

  • Second City

  • Adam Ant

  • The Mamas & the Papas

  • Led Zeppelin

  • Bob James

  • Billy Taylor

  • Brewer and Shipley

  • Tig Notaro

  • Sinbad

  • Tiffany Haddish

  • Bill Burr

  • Mike Birbiglia

  • Miranda Sings!

  • Patton Oswalt

  • Pete Holmes

  • Marc Maron

  • Bert Kreischer

  • Iliza Shleshinger

This list is incomplete. Do you remember seeing a noteworthy visitor or group that is not listed here? Please email Conor at cbardallis@fountainstreet.org