Marc Lamont Hill Joining the Faculty at Morehouse College
23 Jul 2014
Posted by Elise Durham
We are excited to announce that Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is joining the faculty at Morehouse College this Fall. Dr. Hill will serve as Distinguished Professor of African American Studies. He comes to Morehouse from Columbia University.
Dr. Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. An award-winning scholar, he has published four books, including “Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity” and “The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America.” Dr. 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. Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
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.