February 4: Marc Lamont Hill

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Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is an African American academic, journalist, author, activist and television personality. Dr. Hill was born on December 17, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since adolescence, Dr. Hill has been a social justice leader who has worked to advise youth of their legal rights, drug reform policy and more. He graduated from Carver High School in Philadelphia, started his undergraduate degree at Morehouse College and finished at Temple University.  Because of his political influence he is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country and was a political contributor for CNN until December 2018. He is currently the host of BET News. 

Dr. Hill is a founding board member of My5th, a non-profit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities. Marc Lamont Hill is trained as an anthropologist of education, and holds a Ph.D. (with distinction) from the University of Pennsylvania. He recently published a book called Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond.

 

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