Hampton U the Real Hillman: Bledsoe and Bell Share with HU Students
The Hampton University Center for Public Policy and Leadership Spring Speaker's Series, and the Department of Performing Arts co-sponsored a Conversation with Tempestt Bledsoe and Darryl M. Bell on Feb. 17, in the Little Theater from 12-1 p.m. Bledsoe, known for her role as Vanessa in The Cosby Show and Bell, known for his role as Ron in A Different World, discussed the importance of artists using their creative influence to become activists in the community.
Bledsoe and Bell both discussed the influence The Cosby Show and A Different World had on the African- American community, and specifically, college-aged students. Bell even commented on how Hillman, the pretend college from the show, was modeled after Hampton University and even helped boost college enrollment during the 90's.
-Morgan Gusby '12