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All Eyez on Me

Tupac Conference

all eyez on me:

Tupac Shakur and the Search
for a Modern Folk Hero

April 17th, 2003
Barker Center
Harvard University

Co-sponsored by the Hiphop Archive, the W.E.B. Du Bois Insitute for Afro-American Research and the Program of Folklore & Mythology at Harvard University and IKS University of Oslo

The aim of the symposium was to explore and address Hiphop’s criticism of social and political leadership through an examination of the role of Tupac Shakur as a central figure in the imagination of youth, as well as in the landscape of American and global culture. Our goal was to envision and contemplate a new framework that explored not only Tupac Shakur’s presence as an artist, but also as an influential agent in the evolution of contemporary cultural, political and social thought and activism.


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