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Jemele Hill's Former High School Names Auditorium In Her Honor

"To see them recognize me this way is just touching," says the outspoken journalist.

President Trump's administration and ESPN tried to silence Jemele Hill last year, but sis continues to flourish.

Mumford High School, which is Hill's alma mater, honored the sports news commentator by naming its auditorium after her. The news comes after she gave a commencement speech at the Detroit school.

"I'm so accustomed to not being the story, so to have an entire day that I guess is all about me, feel a little bit overwhelming," the ESPN journalist said in the interview below.

Hill tweeted one of her favorite moments of the auditorium dedication was the opportunity to lay a brick of her own in the school's "M" of Fame. 

"This school has given me so much, so to see them recognize me in this way is just touching," Hill said. 

According to the Detroit Metro Times, Hill will return to her native city in August for the annual National Association of Black Journalists convention where she will receive the Journalist of the Year award.

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Maya is a politics writer with Blavity and alumna of Hampton University, who just wants justice for black folks. She's currently navigating the nonprofit world and attempting to make diversity happen, and also a writing fellow with Center for Community Change. Follow her on Twitter & IG @MJBoddie.