Don't Stop: The Promise of Hip-hop and Black Politics

Date: Friday, November 08, 2013
Time: 02:00 PM
Location: 205 Gorgas Library

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Lester Spence from Johns Hopkins University will deliver the lecture," It Don't Stop: The Promise of Hip-hop and Black Politics." on November 8 at 2 p.m. in Room 205 of Gorgas Library. Spence is an expert on the convergence of Black popular culture and racial politics. Spence's latest book Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics considers how rap has been important in addressing everything from police brutality, electoral politics, to the culture of Presidential campaigns.

This event, sponsored by the department of gender and race studies, is part of "Through the Doors," a year-long series of activities and events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of The University of Alabama and honoring the courage and dedication of the two African-American students who enrolled in the University on June 11, 1963, as well as the University's ongoing commitment to progress.

Contact Info: Utz McKnight, 348-5782,

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