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Virtual Lunch & Learn Lecture - The History & Evolution Of African American Music Culture

Presented by Florida Tech Adjunct Faculty Don Harrell
Hosted by the Florida Tech Alumni Association

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm EST (Noon)
Format: Online via Zoom (you will receive the link when you register)


Join the Alumni Association and Florida Tech professor of African American Studies, Don Harrell, for a virtual Lunch & Learn Lecture on the history and evolution of African American music culture.

African American culture and existential struggles have been expressed through many different musical genres throughout the last 400 years, from folk spirituals, rhythm and blues, soul, funk, and jazz… all the way to the most recent styles of hip-hop and rap. Music has played an essential role in African Americans’ fight for freedom, equal rights, and equity—aiding in their liberation and the Civil Rights Movement—and has been central to their survival. Prof. Harrell will explore these different styles of music and how they played a part in establishing the African American lexicon, mainly focusing on the latest emerging genres: hip-hop and rap.

An opportunity for discussion will follow the lecture.



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