Harper to keynote MLK Jr. celebration at ECU

Award-winning actor, author and philanthropist Hill Harper will speak at East Carolina University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 in Wright Auditorium.

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Harper starred in the role of Dr. Sheldon Hawkes in the hit television drama “CSI: NY” from 2004 through 2013 and is now appearing in the USA Network’s program “Covert Affairs.” He is the author of five bestselling books – most recently “Letters to an Incarcerated Brother” – and founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering underserved youth through mentorship and motivational programs.

Harper graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and cum laude with a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School. He also holds a master’s in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets must be requested from the ECU Central Ticket Office by calling 252-328-4788 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.

For additional information, visit http://www.ecu.edu/oed/visualizing-the-dream.cfm.