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Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner sold out

image of Marc Hill Lamont, author, activist and journalist

Image of Marc Lamont Hill by Wayne Riley.

This event is sold out. 

Author, activist, and television personality Marc Lamont Hill will be the speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, January 20, in the Brown Ballroom at Illinois State University’s Bone Student Center. The title of Hill’s talk will be “Building Community in an Hour of Chaos.”

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Known for his commentaries on culture, politics, and education, Hill is the host of HuffPost Live, BET News, and VH1 Live, 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, 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.

A distinguished professor of African American studies at Morehouse College, Hill is the author of the award-winning Beats, Rhymes and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of IdentityThe Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America; The Barbershop Notebooks: Reflections on Culture, Politics and Education and, most recently, Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond.

This event is sponsored by Illinois State University’s Office of the President, University Housing Services, and ISU Student Chapter of NAACP.