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Leveraging Influence: Black Celebrity and Activism

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California African American Museum

600 State Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90037

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Hip-hop artist KRS-One and history curator Tyree Boyd-Pates examine how black celebrity and activism have been instrumental in leveraging influence. A recipient of BET’s “I am Hip Hop” Lifetime Achievement Award, KRS-One co-founded the Stop the Violence Movement (1989), which united hip-hop’s major artistic voices of the time against urban violence and raised more than $600,000 for the National Urban League’s literacy programs. As the loudest voice for hip-hop as a global culture capable of affecting social advancement, KRS-One is a longtime activist against police brutality, the over-commercialization of rap music, and other platforms that impact urban communities. Presented in conjunction with Los Angeles Freedom Rally, 1963.

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