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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

Curatorial Museum Specialist, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture
Timothy Anne Burnside is a Museum Specialist in the Office of Curatorial Affairs at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC (NMAAHC). She works closely with object donors and museum colleagues to build collections and develop exhibitions... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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