Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, one of the leading intellectual voices in the country, will be the keynote speaker for the Men’s Day Celebration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). The free, public event will be held Tuesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. in the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. HPER Complex. Hill is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN. He is the former host of the nationally syndicated television show Our World With Black Enterprise and a political contributor to Fox News Channel. An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Hill is a Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College. Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Temple University. Since his days as a youth in Philadelphia, Dr. Hill has been a social justice activist and organizer. He is a founding board member of My5th, a non-profit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities. He is also a board member and organizer of the Philadelphia Student Union. Dr. Hill also works closely with the ACLU Drug 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.
In 2011, Ebony Magazine named him one of America’s 100 most influential Black leaders. Dr. Hill is the author of three books: the award-winning Beats, Rhymes and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity; The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black life in America; and The Barbershop Notebooks: Reflections on Culture, Politics and Education. He is currently completing two manuscripts: 10 Right Wing Myths About Education; andWritten By Himself: Race, Masculinity, and the Politics of Literacy.
For more information about the event, please contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership at (870) 575-7061.