Feb 14, 2017 04:38 AM EST
Black History Month Lecture Challenges Next Gen Xavier HBCU Students To Speak Up
In commemoration of Black History Month, Marc Lamont Hill is hoping that the next generation of HBCU students will become the next wave of freedom fighters. On Feb. 2 at Xavier University, Marc Lamont Hill celebrates Black History Month by attending the school's public lecture series event. In his words, people of color should continue to aspire to be the highest offices even after having former President Barack Obama. Everyone, according to Hill, should not stop pushing for change that will uplift the community.
Marc Lamont Hill is a famous TV personality on "VH1 Live!," a BET News correspondent, a CNN political commentator and a professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. His profile boasts of great knowledge and experience behind Black History Month. When Xavier University invited him to become a guest speaker, he told the ballroom full of students and staff that the struggle in America is about getting the country to listen to itself, as reported by Louisiana Weekly.
Halfway through the month of February, Black History Month sees popular and notable personalities in different industries who are engaged and passionate about activist works and freedom rights. His presence at Xavier University has even attracted the staff and students from another HBCU, Dillard University.
Marc Lamont Hill encourages this generation to use the resources available to fight the freedom fight. He points to social media and the need to connect the campus to communities. For him, social media can be a means to raise awareness on the issues affecting the African American community.
As Black History Month continues, social media activist Shaun King is going to speak at Xavier University, as well, on Feb. 16. Recently, the senior justice writer of the New York Daily News was at Anchorage and questions the audience about what to do next with the rate of the Trump administration, as reported by The Northern Light.
Watch the video below of Marc Lamont Hill in an exclusive interview with VladTV where he spoke about his new book, "Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond."
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