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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public Library is hosting the Evolution of Hip-Hop Politics: From Conscious Hip-Hop to Presidential Elections on Tuesday, February 16.

The host for the lecture is Maytha Alhassen of Al-Jazeera’s The Stream and the Young Turks, and guest speaker Bakari Kitwana, Hip-Hop author and activist, for The Evolution of Hip-Hop Politics. The event starts at 7 p.m. on Zoom.

Bakari Kitwana is a contributor to the newly released anthology 400 Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 edited by Dr. Ibram Kendi and Dr. Keisha Blain. He’ll discuss his essay, “The Convergence of Civil Rights/ Black Power and Hip-Hop 1984-1989.” In it, he documents the evolution of Black political thought from the Baby Boom generation to the Hip-Hop generation.

Pre-registration is required by email by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16.

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