2019 - 22nd Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

Hip Hop: A Vehicle for Social Critique and Commentary

Department or Major

Joseph, History and African American Studies

Sydnor, Economics and African American Studies

Waltner, Theatre

Midani, Neuroscience

Location

Lillard 132

Abstract

When hip hop first formed in the early 1970s, it began as a soundtrack to a party and a way for African-American and Latino youth to escape the oppression they faced in New York. No one thought the genre would become mainstream, nor did they predict it would become an important voice in politics, culture, and society. This panel will discuss important hip-hop albums and artists who have helped make hip hop a central space and device for underrepresented groups to the many "isms" of society.

Presentation Type

Group Talk

Start Date

4-9-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

4-9-2019 2:15 PM

Panel

Hip Hop: A Vehicle for Social Critique and Commentary

Panel Moderator

Courtney Joseph

Field of Study for Presentation

African American Studies, History

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Apr 9th, 1:00 PM Apr 9th, 2:15 PM

Hip Hop: A Vehicle for Social Critique and Commentary

Lillard 132

When hip hop first formed in the early 1970s, it began as a soundtrack to a party and a way for African-American and Latino youth to escape the oppression they faced in New York. No one thought the genre would become mainstream, nor did they predict it would become an important voice in politics, culture, and society. This panel will discuss important hip-hop albums and artists who have helped make hip hop a central space and device for underrepresented groups to the many "isms" of society.