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HBCU Legacy Lecture Series Provokes Thoughtful Dialogue on April 17

April 30, 2012

The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation hosted the HBCU Legacy Lecture Series on its campus on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

The program opened with a student round table discussion,“Road to Redemption.”  Special guest speaker, Kwame Kilpatrick, former mayor of Detroit, shared frankly his experiences in prison after making a bad judgment call involving his personal life.  Kwame stated that his prison experiences changed his life and inspired him to follow a different path.

The second part of the program was a panel discussion on "Hoodies, Race & Education. Where do you stand?"  Special guest panelists included actress, Terri J. Vaughn (best known for her role on the Steve Harvey Show), TV Personality, Jeff Johnson (BET), Founder and Chairman of the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, Thomas Dortch, and CUAlumnus & Entrepreneur, Shawn Adderly.  They addressed topics relating to the Trayvon Martin case, the Commonwealth’s laws pertaining to voting (i.e., photo identification requirement), and the upcoming election. The Philadelphia Chapter of 100 Black Men helped facilitate the program.