Peter Bailey, who graduated from the University of Delaware in 2002 with a concentration in journalism, will speak at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 24, about finding and living your life's purpose.
His talk, titled "Your Truth," will be given in Room 103 of Gore Hall and is free and open to the public. During his visit to UD, Bailey also plans to meet with journalism classes and students.
Bailey began his career as a journalist at Time, Newsweek and then the Miami Herald, where he wrote the award-winning series of articles "On the Margins" and "Shackled Education." In 2010, he co-authored the autobiography of Miami rap star Trick Daddy, Magic City: Trials of a Native Son.
Bailey has created and hosts a documentary interview series, NiteCap With Peter Bailey, through NBC's Miami Channel 6, and has been named an "Entertainment Rising Star" by ICABA (Identify Connect and Activate the Black Accomplished), a media company focused on engaging black professionals and entrepreneurs.
He also recently began acting professionally, with a role in the new independent film The North Star, which is based on a true story of slavery, abolitionists and the Underground Railroad.
Article originally published March 19, 2014 in UDaily.