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From Slavery to Hip Hop: Culture, Controversy, and the Politics of Language
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Featured Speaker: John Baugh, Ph.D., Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis; Professor Emeritus of Education and Linguistics, Stanford University
The linguistic consequences of slavery are described, including the educational controversy surrounding Ebonics, a term that was first coined in St. Louis. The discussion explores the emerging global influence of Hip Hop among youth throughout the world. African American oral traditions are also introduced, culminating with some of the inspirational speeches that have been delivered by Michelle and Barak Obama.
To be held at: Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63112
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome.
Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.