This article originally appeared on The Philadelphia Tribune.
Activist, author and actor Hill Harper will address the graduating class of Temple University’s College of Education next week.
“We are proud to have Hill Harper as our commencement speaker,” said Grace Greenwich, the assistant dean and senior editor of the Educator magazine, in a statement. “His work under-served youth in urban cities across the country amplifies the promise of the College Education’s core vision of creating a profound and transformative impact on education in urban communities.”
Hall currently appears as Dr. Marcus Andrews on ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” has authored the books “Letters to a Young Brother” and “Letters to a Young Sister,” and has earned seven NAACP Image Awards. Harper has an undergraduate degree from Brown University, a juris doctorate degree from Harvard Law School and a master’s degree from Harvard University.
The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 10 at the McGonigle Hall at Temple. Temple will host its all college commencement on Thursday, May 9.