Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford Jr. to Give Voices of Color Lecture
Harold Ford, Jr., chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council and NBC news analyst, will lecture as this year’s Voices of Color speaker on Wednesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Hamilton College Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
Ford, who recently abandoned his bid to challenge U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand for the Democratic candidacy in the next election, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he got his bachelor's degree in American history, and the University of Michigan Law School. Ford served Tennessee in the U. S. Congress for 10 years, and he was once described by President Bill Clinton as “the walking, living embodiment of where America ought to go in the 21st century.”
Ford also serves on the Pentagon’s Transformation Advisory Group (TAG) as well as on the board at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and on the Council of Foreign Relations. He is currently a visiting professor at the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
The C. Christine Johnson Voices of Color Lecture Series was created to recognize Hamilton College's commitment to cultural diversity and sponsors one influential leader of color per year.