Dr. Marc Lamont Hill Delivers Black History Month Keynote Address
On Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 11:30 am, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Professor, Writer and Host of Our World with Black Enterprise will deliver the keynote address for Medgar Evers College's Black History Program - Black Consciousness: Past, Present and Future. The year 2013 marks a significant year in Black History in America: the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 50th Anniversary of the death of Medgar Wiley Evers, the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and the first year of President Barack Obama's second term. Professor Hill will address the significance of these events from his perspective as a hip hop generation scholar/activist/writer.
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Associate Professor of Education at Teachers College, holds an affiliated faculty appointment in African American Studies at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University. He is one of the leading hip-hop generation intellectuals in the country. His work, which covers topics such as culture, politics, and education, has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, books, and anthologies. He has lectured widely and provides regular commentary for media outlets like NPR, Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and the New York Times. He also provides regular commentary for CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel, where he was a political contributor and regular guest on The O'Reilly Factor. An award-winning writer, Dr. Hill is a columnist and editor-at-large for the Philadelphia Daily News.
In 2005, Ebony Magazine named Dr. Hill one of America's top 30 Black leaders under 30 years old. He is the co-author with Mumia Abu-Jamal of, "The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black America," published by Third World Press; "Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity;" and co-editor of "Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility" and "The Anthropology of Education Reader."
In The Classroom and the Cell, “professor, Marc Lamont Hill and the prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal, two Black men from North Philadelphia whose lives take dramatically different paths, sit down to engage in a provocative discussion and insightful analysis on issues faced by Blacks in America: the prison industrial complex, the educational system, politics, hip hop, love, identity, Black leadership and life and death. Theirs is in the tradition of Cornel West and bell hooks who in the 1990s wrote on race relations in their conversations: Breaking Bread and Margaret Meade and James Baldwin who penned the widely discussed, A Rap on Race. We get their viewpoints and we hear their perspectives on solutions to critical issues facing Black Americans.”
Trained as an anthropologist of education, Dr. Hill holds a Ph.D. (with distinction) from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the intersections between culture, politics, and education. He is particularly interested in locating various sites of possibility for political resistance, identity work, and knowledge production outside of formal schooling contexts.
February 6, 2013
Medgar Evers College
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