Presented in conjunction with the America Now festival celebrating Hip-Hop Culture (Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.).
This program is made possible thanks to the David H. Horowitz Fund, established by the Susan and David Horowitz Foundation for Lemelson Center programs on musical creativity and innovation. Following the panel, J Rawls will engage with visitors in the Bronx section of Places of Invention.
Venue: American History Museum
Event Location: Coulter Plaza, first floor, west wing
I had the honor to participate in a very important conversation about race. It was hard to discuss how racism has plagued and shaped my family but I had to do this to instill love and self-confidence, and change my children’s trajectory.This NYT Op-Docs piece was produced by Joe Brewster, Blair Foster and Michéle Stephenson.
Archives: July 2016 | Co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia examine the history and evolution of hip hop in Brooklyn. Joined by Wes Jackson, founder and Executive Director of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, we consider how Brooklyn shaped the trajectory of this powerful cultural genre – and how hip hop, in turn, shaped Brooklyn and Brooklynites. We chat with media producer, archivist, and educator Martha Diaz about what it means to document and archive such a multilayered and global movement as hip hop. Finally, in the “Voices of Brooklyn” segment, we listen to author, filmmaker, and cultural critic Nelson George describe how hip hop communities operated on the ground in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Fort Greene.