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Published:April 25th, 2009 12:12 EST
What is Hip Hop Studies: Bringing Hip Hop to the Academy

What is Hip Hop Studies: Bringing Hip Hop to the Academy

By SOP newswire2

Morehouse College presents the HipHop2020 Curriculum Project

Atlanta, GA- Morehouse College and The HipHop2020 Curriculum Project kicks off a 3-day student conference to examine the Hip Hop culture and need to support the development of Hip Hop scholarship through courses and educational centers.

The conference will take place from Monday, April 27-Wednesday, April 29 and will feature a wide range of Morehouse scholars and students.

The HipHop2020 Curriculum Project is an organization dedicated to using hip hop culture as a vehicle for developing the next generation of ethical leaders and integrating them into a pipeline of emerging scholars.

All sessions will take place in the Bank of America Auditorium in the Leadership Center unless otherwise noted.

 Conference Schedule:

Monday, April 27
5-6:15 p.m.:            General Session: What is Hip Hop Studies?
 6:30 p.m.:             21st Alton Hornsby, Jr. Lecture: Race and the Prison Industrial Complex: From Blues to Hip Hop
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar, associate professor and director of the Institute of African American Studies, University of Connecticut
Tuesday, April 28  (each session will run about one hour)
3-4 p.m.: General Session-  Reality Check: Exploring he Keep it Real " Aesthetic
 4-5 p.m.: Student Panel-      Hollywood Divorce: The Commercialization and Globalization of Hip Hop Culture
 5-6 p.m.: Student Panel-      Hip Hop is Dead? Rapper Case Studies and the Politics of Consciousness
 6-7 p.m.: Student Panel-      My President is Black: Ethical Leadership, the Hip Hop Generation and the Legacy of
         Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 Wednesday, April 29 (Dansby Hall Rm. 201)
5:30 p.m.:  Film Screening:  Andrew Young Presents: Walking With Guns "
This documentary was written and produced by former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young and Emmy award-wining producer CB Hackworth. It features Grammy award-winning rapper Clifford TI " Harris and examines the tragedies of gun violence and the hopes for redemption.

Screening will be followed by a discussion with Andrew Young