“Writers on Writing” Radio Show with
Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director
Featured Guest: Marc Lamont Hill
Sunday, September 9, 2018
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
WNYE 91.5 FM
Listen at wmec.mec.cuny.edu
About the Program
Dr. Brenda Greene talks with activist, journalist, and scholar Marc Lamont Hill. In the foreword of Hill’s most recent book, Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond, Todd Brewster writes: “The ghost of Ralph Ellison hovers over this book.” Brewster notes that the invisibility of African-Americans as described by Ellison continues and its evidence is in the deaths of many African-Americans who are victims of the state and “vigilante” violence. Greene and Hill discuss the genesis of the book and the factors that contribute to the trope of “Nobody,” those who are most vulnerable as a result of the public housing system, the demonization and privatization of public services, the public education system, the prison industrial complex, etc. Hill’s analysis of race and class is thought-provoking and reveals a crisis in America.
About the Author
Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is the host of BET News and VH1 Live, as well as a political contributor for CNN. He currently holds an Endowed Chair in Media Studies at Temple University and has served as Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College as well as positions at Columbia University and Temple University.
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