Hip Hop and Cultural Studies Collective at Horace H. Rackham Graduate School of Studies, University of Michigan. March 23 & 24, 2001. First Hip Hop conference at the University, panelists discuss hip hop's new place in the mainstream media. Discuss formation of the Hip Hop and Cultural Studies Collective, and it's goals for the future.
Debate and discussion of the idea of "Black English" versus "Standard American English"
Professor Morgan's lecture on the Underground and the Critic, and how to understand the hip hop critic. What is culture, and what is the extent to which hip hop is culture? Professor Morgan reviews the seven aspects of culture and the relationship between culture and knowledge, street knowledge. Took place at Emerson Hall at Harvard University.
Inauguration Address of Harold Washington, Chicago's 42nd Mayor (content of speech available at: http://www.chipublib.org/cplbooksmovies/cplarchive/mayors/washington_ina...)
Gullah Tales is a film fable for all ages as well as a delightful introduction to the origins of Gullah, on of America's most fascinating subcultures and dialects. Set in the rural South on a Sea Island plantation around 1830, the tales are spun by an old slaver storyteller who entertains plantation children with folktales.
Shot from the eye of the hurricane in South Central Los Angeles moments after the Rodney King verdict was announced, Matthew McDaniel’s footage is as raw as it gets. Capturing an open sore, where uprising met opportunism, the documentary is edited into a video nasty melange of sound bites, violent rhetoric and hopeless frustration.
BET's Comic View--Comedic performances: Gary Owen, Wan Dexter, Miss Gayle, Mark Edwards, Black Kasper, Muhammad, Corey Andrew, Eric Nieves, Big Daddy Fitz, Chris Clippins; Second episode of Comic View with Shang as Tyrone, and Geoff as Eugene, co-hosts Reynaldo Rey and Gary Owen and musical guest Jon B.-- Irma Johnson, Manuel Maldon
A Short Silent Film