PINE BLUFF, AR – Bestselling author, actor, and philanthropist Hill Harper will serve as the featured keynote speaker during the Black History Month Celebration program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). The event originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 2 @ 11:00 a.m. is rescheduled to this Monday, February 8 @ 10:30 a.m. in the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. HPER Complex on campus. This event is free and open to the general public.
Harper is best-known for the role of coroner-turned-crime scene investigator Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on CBS crime drama CSI: NY. He worked in the series for nine seasons. He also portrayed Leshem in the 2010 Syfy original movie Stonehenge Apocalypse.
Harper graduate magna cum laude from Brown University, he received a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, as well as a master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government. Haper founded the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, a nonprofit outreach program for at-risk teens, and is also the author of multiple bestselling books, including “Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny”, an advice book for teens that won the American Library Association’s 2007 prize for Best Book for Young Adults, and the newly-released “Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones.”
For more information about this event, contact UAPB’s Office of Student Involvement and Leadership at (870) 575-8866.