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Actor Hill Harper: 'education is the true equalizer'

Ivy League educated actor, author and philanthropist Hill Harper does it all. Currently, the actor is keeping busy playing a top CIA boss on the hit show “Covert Affairs.”

Fusion Live’s Mariana Atencio recently spoke to Hill about his greatest passion: his Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering youth.

“There’s an inextricable link between the quality of public education in a certain community and rates of incarceration of the individuals from that community. So what I’m trying to deal with in my foundation is the dropout crisis. For me, I cam out of the public school system, education was the foundation in which I was able to make a successful life,” Hill said.

Hill went to Harvard Law School with President Obama and spoke about their friendship.

“I looked up to him because he has a sense of purpose, a sense of gravitas and I had a great deal of respect for him then as I do now.”

You can catch Hill in “Covert Affairs” every Tuesday at 10/9c on the USA network.

Actor Hill Harper: 'education is the true equalizer'

Ivy League educated actor, author and philanthropist Hill Harper does it all. Currently, the actor is keeping busy playing a top CIA boss on the hit show “Covert Affairs.”

Fusion Live’s Mariana Atencio recently spoke to Hill about his greatest passion: his Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering youth.

“There’s an inextricable link between the quality of public education in a certain community and rates of incarceration of the individuals from that community. So what I’m trying to deal with in my foundation is the dropout crisis. For me, I cam out of the public school system, education was the foundation in which I was able to make a successful life,” Hill said.

Hill went to Harvard Law School with President Obama and spoke about their friendship.

“I looked up to him because he has a sense of purpose, a sense of gravitas and I had a great deal of respect for him then as I do now.”

You can catch Hill in “Covert Affairs” every Tuesday at 10/9c on the USA network.

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