Chuck D: "Race, Rap and Reality"

Join us for a lecture by Chuck D of Public Enemy as part of the 2014 Black History Month celebration.

As leader and co-founder of legendary rap group Public Enemy, Chuck D redefined rap music and hip hop culture. His messages address weighty issues about race, rage and inequality with a jolting combination of intelligence and eloquence. Chuck D and Public Enemy were celebrated as one of the “fifty most important performers in rock & roll history” by Rolling Stone and were elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

Chuck D is also a national spokesperson for Rock the Vote, the National Urban League, and the National Alliance for African American Athletes. He has appeared in numerous public service announcements for national peace and the Partnership for a Drug Free America. He is featured in the critically-acclaimed documentary, Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome, a retrospective of the group and its indelible impact on American music.

Free and open to the public.
Reception to follow lecture.

Sponsored by the MU Black History Month Committee, Chancellor's Distinguished Visitors Program and the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:00pm

Missouri Theatre
203 S 9th St, Columbia, MO

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Lectures, Students, Diversity, Faculty, Staff


Free and open to the public.

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
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Department of Black Studies

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