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HIP-HOP, POLITICS, AND AMERICA
July 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jeffrey Ogbar, Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music for the University of Connecticut, will lead a discussion about how hip-hop has engaged with the United States’ political landscape. Dr. Ogbar will further examine hip-hop’s effect on voter turnout and how it can have both negative and positive effects on the political arena.
Free for Members | $5 General
VIRTUAL OPTION: You can also watch this discussion virtually by purchasing a Zoom
ticket through our registration form.
Support provided by Art Bridges.
Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar is a Professor of History and the founding Director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music. He is the author or editor of several books, including Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004), Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap (University Press of Kansas, 2007); and The Harlem Renaissance Revisited: Politics, Arts and Letters, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). In 2018 he released Keywords for African American Studies (New York University Press), with coeditors Erica R. Edwards and Roderick A. Ferguson. Dr. Ogbar’s articles appear in the Journal of Religious Thought, Journal of Black Studies, Souls, Centro and Radical Society among other academic publications. He has been invited to write for the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” and The Daily Beast, among other publications. Raised in Los Angeles, California, Ogbar received his BA in history from Morehouse College and his MA and Ph.D. degrees in history from Indiana University.