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Glendale Community College Student Union

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6000 W. Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ AZ United States
623-845-4499 http://www2.gccaz.edu/

January 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Review of Phase I and Phase II of His Life

January 28, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glendale Community College Student Union, 6000 W. Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ AZ United States
Free

Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. was a multi-dimensional man all too often remembered solely for his “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington in 1963. Yet, there was another Dr. King that emerged after the Selma to Montgomery march and the subsequent Voting Rights Act of 1965. It was this King that was no longer invited to President Johnson’s White House and it was this King who believed the war in Viet Nam was unjust, evil,…

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February 2015

“And Ya Don’t Stop”: Hip Hop and American Popular Culture

February 18, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glendale Community College Student Union, 6000 W. Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ AZ United States
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This presentation will demonstrate that hip hop and rap is, as Robin D.G. Kelley argues, “arguably the post Civil Rights Era’s highest form of creative, extemporaneous, ever evolving form of communication and expression.” Whitaker will argue that it developed as collective critique of the stigmatization and marginalization of black youth, and has evolved into a transracial, multilayered, global analysis of perception and power.   Matthew C. Whitaker is Arizona State University Foundation Professor of History and the founding director of…

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