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Howard University School of Communications

525 Bryant Street Northwest

Screening Room West

Washington, DC 20059

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"Hip Hop is Lit" is an interdisciplinary literary arts performance designed to engage both students and hip-hop enthusiasts on issues related to African American literature and Hip Hop Studies. This particular event is titled, "The Native Son Show" and features Howard alum and local hip-hop artist Tyheim Brown. Brown's work and performance is paired with Richard Wright's essay, "How Bigger Was Born" as well as with video excerpts from the 1986 film Native Son, staring Victor Love and Oprah Winfrey. The goal of our show is to illustrate the way fictional characters are created, often from the writer's own experiences and the experiences of members in their communities, in order to critique/comment on the larger issues of the world including social justice, race, class and gender discrimination. More importantly, we explain how hip-hop music continues the work of activist writers like Richard Wright and many others.
This event is hosted by Dr. Dennis L. Winston Managing Editor of the Words Beats & Life Global Journal of Hip-Hop
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