Hip-Hop In Academia
Hip hop has now long been a part of popular American culture. Yet hip hop is also so often overlooked by prestigious institutions, and rarely given legitimacy by the powerful and influential. To talk a little bit about the history of hip hop, how it’s historically been delegitimized by cultural institutions, and the work being done to legitimize it in academia, The 21st was joined by two other music educators from universities in Illinois.
Courtney Joseph, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies and the Chair of African American Studies at Lake Forest College.
Adam Kruse, Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi
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