New Teague Lecture to Feature Marc Lamont Hill

Mary Baldwin University is pleased to announce Dr. Marc Lamont Hill as the speaker for the inaugural Teague Lecture, a new annual lecture series.

A TV host, author, scholar, and activist, Hill will share thoughts on “Building Community in an Hour of Chaos” at 7 p.m. on October 21. 

With a bold vision of the future, Hill sees social progress and the pursuit of equality depending on listening to each other while adopting a fearless attitude toward change.

The lecture will be held virtually and is open to the public. (To join the lecture via Zoom, please click here.)

An expert at dissecting political and social moments as a way to initiate honest discussions on culture, politics, and race, Hill identifies key issues in the news and spotlights the work that must be done to sustain the ongoing struggle for equality and freedom.

His message emphasizes the importance of working across generations to promote America’s youth and even rely on them to inspire future progress. He provides concrete solutions for bringing communities together, along with anecdotes and examples to inspire hope and courage.

Hill is a host for HuffPost Live, BET News, and VH1 Live and formerly served as a political contributor for CNN. He is also a professor and the Steve Charles Chair in Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University in Philadelphia.

The Margaret and Francis Teague Lecture Series brings a well-known, nationally respected, and relevant speaker to campus to engage with the community and enhance the student experience by personally connecting them to the speaker. This year marks the first lecture in the series. 

MBU received a gift to establish the lecture series from the trust of Francis and Margaret Teague. Margaret Teague ’58 and her daughter Virginia Ferrell Nexsen ’82 are both Mary Baldwin alumnae, and Nexsen chose to give in support of the series to honor her parents’ memory and create a legacy for them at the university. 

Estate gifts such as the Teagues’ have a lasting impact on MBU students, creating meaningful experiences and inspiring their potential. Donors who create a provision for the university in their estate plan are recognized through membership in the Kiracofe Society, named in honor of Charlene Kiracofe 25. To learn more, please visit