Thursday, February 18, 2010

Marc Lamont Hill to Speak as Part of Black History Month at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – Marc Lamont Hill, a leading hip-hop generation intellectual and a nationally-syndicated columnist will give a talk in honor of Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom at the College of the Holy Cross. His talk, sponsored by the Black Student Union (BSU) and the Teacher Education Program, is free and open to the public. The talk will be followed by a question and answer session.

Hill has provided commentary for numerous news outlets such as NPR, Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and the New York Times. Currently he serves as a political contributor for Fox News Channel and appears on The O’Reilly Factor, Huckabee, and Hannity.

Prior to his work with Fox, Hill was a regular guest on CNN, MSNBC, and CourtTV. As a nationally-syndicated columnist, his writings appear weekly in Metro newspapers.

In 2009, Hill joined Columbia University as an associate professor of education at the Teachers College and holds an affiliated faculty appointment in African American Studies at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University.

Marc Lamont HillHill works directly with African American and Latino youth. In 2001 he started a literacy project that uses hip-hop culture to increase school engagement and reading skills for high school students. He also organizes and teaches adult literacy courses for high school dropouts in Philadelphia, Pa. and Camden, N.J. Hill is founding board member of My5th, a non-profit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities. He works with the ACLU Drug Reform Project, focusing on drug informant policy.

In 2005, Ebony Magazine named Hill one of America’s top 30 Black leaders under 30 years old.

Hill earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the connections between youth culture, identity, and the education.

Press Release: February 18, 2010 For additional information contact Cristal Steuer at 508.793.2419 ###

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