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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Jan. 28, 2016

Next SAC Speaks lecture to feature Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Northwest Missouri State University’s Student Activities Council hosts Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a hip hop generation intellectual and one of the nation’s leading intellectual voices, at 7 p.m.  Monday, Feb. 8, in the Charles Johnson Theater.

Hill’s visit is part of Northwest’s SAC Speaks lecture series, which is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hill is the distinguished professor of African American studies at Morehouse College. Previously, he held positions at Columbia University and Temple University.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, focusing his research upon the intersection of culture, politics and education.

As a youth in Philadelphia, Hill was an activist and organizer in social justice. He became a founding board member of My5th, a non-profit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities. Hill also is a board member and organizer of the Philadelphia Student Union and works closely with the ACLU Drug Reform Project, focusing on drug informant policy.

Hill has received multiple awards and honors. He was named one of America’s 100 most influential Black leaders by Ebony Magazine in 2011. He has received awards for journals he has authored for the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Hill also hosts HuffPost Live, BET News and is a political contributor for CNN.

The mission of the Student Activities Council is to plan and administer activities for Northwest students; in order to contribute to a more well-rounded social, recreational and cultural life for the campus and community. SAC provides entertaining alternatives to students with late night activities and events throughout the year including concerts, lectures, movies and comedians.

For more information, contact the Student Activities Council at 660.562.1226 or

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468