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Saturday, March 24 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Roundtable: Musical Crossroads: Framing the Story of African American Music in a National Museum

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In 2015, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will open on the National Mall in Washington, DC. This roundtable panel will discuss how regional variation and the impact of urbanization and migration on the history of African American music should be addressed in the museum’s exhibitions.

With: Chuck D., Dwan Reece, Kevin Strait, and Timothy Anne Burnside

Moderator: Dwan Reece


Speakers
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Timothy Anne Burnside

Timothy Anne Burnside is a Project Researcher at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She works closely with artists to build collections that offer accurate and rich representations of African American cultural expression. Timothy studied History, English, and Music Performance at Lawrence University.   Abstract: | | "Musical Crossroads: Framing the Story of African American Music in a National... Read More →
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Chuck D

Chuck D, a native of Queens, was instrumental in creating politically and socially conscious rap and hip-hop as leader of the group, Public Enemy. Throughout the 1980\'s and 1990\'s Public Enemy saw a string of hit singles and albums including Yo! Bum Rush the Show, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Fear of a Black Planet, and Apocalypse 91..... The Enemy Strkes Back. 2012 marks the group\'s 25th anniversary.
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Dwan Reece

Dwan Reece is Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History Culture.. Along with building the museum’s collections and developing programs, she is curator of the Museum’s inaugural music exhibition, Musical Crossroads. Dwan received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University.   Abstract: | | "Musical Crossroads: Framing the Story of African American... Read More →
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Kevin Strait

Kevin Strait is a Project Historian at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History Culture. He works closely with curators on the research, development and acquisition of objects for several of the museum’s permanent exhibitions. Kevin received his Ph.D. in American Studies at the George Washington University.   Abstract: | | "Musical Crossroads: Framing the Story of African American Music in a National... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012