’CSI: NY’ Actor Shares Humanitarian Passion At Oswego’s MLK Celebration


Humanitarian, actor, author, health and wellness ambassador and philanthropist Hill Harper, best known for his role as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on CSI: NY, delivered the keynote speech for SUNY Oswego’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on Jan. 30 in the Sheldon Hall ballroom. Winner of three NAACP Image Awards for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series during his time as a forensic scientist on the CBS television show from 2004 to 2013, Harper earned two degrees from Harvard University, serves on President Barack Obama’s Cancer Panel, has written four bestsellers and carries out his philanthropic vision with an eye to social justice. SUNY Oswego’s Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and Alpha Phi Alpha co-sponsored the event, which was part of Black History Month kickoff week at the college.

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