| Marc Lamont Hil|
HAMDEN - Marc Lamont Hill, host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN, will present the lecture, “Promoting Diversity in Education,” at 7 p.m. March 21 a Quinnipiac University, according to a release.
The lecture will be held at Burt Kahn Court in the Athletic and Recreation Center 275 Mount Carmel Ave., and is free and open to the public, the release said.
"Hill, a distinguished professor of African-American studies at Morehouse College, has been a social justice activist and organizer since his days growing up in Philadelphia," the release said. "He is a founding board member of My5th, a non-profit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities. He also is a board member and organizer of the Philadelphia Student Union. Hill also works closely with the ACLU Drug Law Reform Project, focusing on drug informant policy. Over the past few years, he has actively worked on campaigns to end the death penalty and to release numerous political prisoners.
"An award winning journalist, Hill is the former host of the nationally syndicated television show, 'Our World with Black Enterprise,' and the inaugural host of “Huff Post Live,” as well as a former political contributor to Fox News Channel. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. In 2011, Ebony Magazine named him one of America’s 100 most influential black leaders," the release said.
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