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Emancipation Day 2008: Hip Hop and Civil Rights Generations Working towards an understanding

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Title

Emancipation Day 2008: Hip Hop and Civil Rights Generations Working towards an understanding

Subject

Hip-hop
Civil Rights
Oral History
Generations, Alternating

Description

Panelist Bomani Armah, Harold Jones, Kwame Brown, Professor Griff, and Sheryl Denbo spread the word on hip hop and how it relates and differs to the Civil Rights Movement. They speak of how the generations from the Civil Rights Movement affected the generation that brought the hip hop generation. They elaborate on the views shifting gangster hip hop away from the youth generation to flourish the positive, artistic and meaningful power that hip hop can obtain. The fact that hip hop has had a strong presence in the media shows a powerful advantage towards getting messages across the globe in unthinkable speeds. Unfortunately, media is used to spread negative image of the African American culture instead of flourish the positive, artistic potential that hip hop can project. They also discuss the impact lack of parenting after the Civil Rights generation and how that affected todays' struggle in hip hop. They try to come towards an understanding of what can be done about the newer generation to prevent another generation disconnection and an aggressive movement.

Creator

Humanities Council of Washington, DC

Source

Program - Hip hop vs. Civil rights movement

Publisher

Humanities Council of Washington, DC

Date

2008

Contributor

DC Office of Planning and Economic Development
Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
National Endowment of the Humanities

Rights

Format

DVD
MPEG

Language

English

Type

Moving Image

Identifier

04.P.2008
549

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Original Format

DVD

Duration

01:21:29

Producer

Austin, Joy Ford

Geolocation

Social Bookmarking

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