The Culture and Politics of Rap

Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64112

Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, author of Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap, will speak at the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch. Hip-hop prizes authenticity, yet its culture dictates how performers walk, talk, and express themselves artistically. Ogbar, a professor of history at the University of Connecticut who studies Black nationalism and social justice movements, explores what “keeping it real” means in this context.

The event will take place in the Truman Forum Auditorium, with a reception at 2:30 p.m. and Ogbar’s presentation at 3:00 p.m.

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