Black Studies REMIX: "KNOWLEDGE" The Fifth Element of Hip Hop--A Conversation with Dr. James Braxton Peterson

Friday, August 28, 2015 | 12:00-- 231 Bryan Hall

Black Studies REMIX: "KNOWLEDGE" The Fifth Element of Hip Hop--A Conversation with Dr. James Braxton Peterson

 

Dr. James Braxton Peterson is a scholar-activist and media contributor whose work on Hip Hop illuminates the educational and political dimensions of one of the world's most influential art forms. He argues that knowledge is the "Fifth Element of Hip Hop" culture (alongside djing, mc-ing, breakdancing, and graffiti). His weekly WHYY podcast, called "The Remix," explores the Fifth Element of Hip Hop through the politics of race relations and the cultural debates surrounding celebrities and entertainers. You can access "The Remix" at the following link:

 

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/blogs/the-remix

 

Join us for a discussion about the intersections of knowledge, Black Studies, and the transformative power of Hip Hop. 

 

(Dr. James Braxton Peterson serves as the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. He is also the founder of the Hip Hop Scholars, Inc. and is a frequent contributor to news media.)

 

 

Sponsored by the AAS Majors Union and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American And African Studies