Free concert by conceptual artist Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid) concludes day-long program investigating the legacy of Brown through art, spoken word, and film.
CHICAGO – Held on Saturday, November 20, 2004, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Avenue from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., “From Integration to Globalization: The Hip Hop Generation and the Legacy of Brown” features:
- An interactive art experience designed by local artists
- Conversations led by nationally known scholars and community activists about the progress made and barriers that continue to confront us in the wake of this landmark Supreme Court decision 50 years later
- A Spoken Word contest for youth (with Cash Prizes)
- A special performance of Rebirth of a Nation at 7:30 p.m. by internationally renowned artist and musician Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid). Mr. Miller will also appear on an afternoon panel investigating domestic and global struggles for access and equality.
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations recommended. Advanced registrants are guaranteed admission. Registration for the conference includes free admission to the evening DJ Spooky program; tickets distributed during conference. Please call 312.422.5580 or e-mail email@example.com for reservations. This event is wheelchair accessible.
“The Hip Hop Generation and the Legacy of Brown” is co-sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council; African American Studies Department, Northwestern University; African & Black Diaspora Studies, DePaul University; The Black World Studies program, Loyola University Chicago; Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago; Chicago State University; Department of African American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago; Department of Liberal Education, Columbia College Chicago; Malcolm X College; School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This conference is funded in part by a grant from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
Check-in and registration for Spoken Word Contest for Youth (First 25 people registered will compete. Must be 18 and under). First Prize $100.
Screening of documentary film The Road to Brown (56 minutes, 1990. Producer/Director: William Elwood)
An interactive art experience designed by the following Chicago artists: Miguel Aguilar, D. Denenge Akpem, Ria Fay Berquist, Nicole Davis, Duhirwe Rushemeza, Nigel Scotland, Garland Taylor, and Russell Watson.
Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) tackles one of the defining images of America, D. W. Griffith’s profoundly racist, controversial and prophetic 1915 film Birth of A Nation. Tracing the roots of America’s quick-cut, media-saturated popular culture, Miller remixes Griffith’s film, fragmenting and melding it with new footage on three screens set to his original score, creating a counter-narrative in which new stories can rise from the ashes.
“From Integration to Globalization: The Hip Hop Generation and the Legacy of Brown” is part of the IHC’s “Brown v. Board 50 Years Later: Conversations on Integration, Race, and the Courts,” a free, year-long series of programs going on around Illinois from May 2004-May 2005. For a calendar of events or for more information, please visit the IHC’s “Brown v. Board 50 Years Later” website at www.bvb50.org or contact the IHC at 312.422.5580 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5), Chicago Sun-Times, Comcast, and WYCC-TV
Channel 20 are media sponsors for “Brown v. Board 50 Years Later.” “Brown v.
Board 50 Years Later” is funded in part by grants from The Boeing Company,
Jovon Broadcasting, the Polk Bros. Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus
Foundation, and Woods Fund of Chicago.
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