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September 20, 2001

Author and former ULM athlete shares life experiences

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Student Government Association presents a lecture by former ULM student Ernest Hill. Hill authored the books, Satisfied with Nothin and A life for a life. Hill is a former University of Louisiana at Monroe student athlete.

Hill's lecture will be held in ULM's Brown Auditorium Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. Hill will discuss his novels and life experiences while growing up in rural Louisiana.

Hill was born on July 2, 1961, in Oak Grove, Louisiana, and is the fourth of ten children. As a young boy, Ernest grew up during times of strict segregation.

His education began at Combs McIntyre, a small segregated school. Soon his athleticism took center stage and Hill earned a football scholarship to Northeast Louisiana University. Hill later transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, and from there went to Cornell University to pursue a master's degree in African American Studies.

Hill went on to receive a Doctoral degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. Hill now lives in Baton Rouge as the Writer in Residence at Southern University.

The lecture is free.

All media welcome.

For more information: contact Dr. Gene Newman at 342-5551

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