The son of a psychiatrist father and anesthesiologist mother, Hill Harper is not just an actor (CSI: NY and Covert Affairs) but also an author of a number of books meant to encourage young black men and women. His latest, Letters to An Incarcerated Brother, tends a growing cancer of racism in America – the epidemic incarceration of our young men.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Hill points out that one in six black men is incarcerated now. He expects that one in six number to increase to one in three. That fact along with the letters he received from so many inmates caused him to listen, learn and then aid the young men who have been locked up so young, long before they have had any chance to discover their real worth and power.