HIP-HOP HISTORY TOUR OF EARLY NYC: SLAVERY AND MUSIC IN AMERICA
Mon, Oct 21
4:30 PM — 6:00 PM
NAC160 Convent Avenue137th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
p: (212) 65-6388
Christopher Moore on slavery & the African presence in early New York, noting their impact on music.A slide presentation of slavery and the African presence in early New York by Christopher Moore, including its impact on ALL American music, from Yankee Doodle to Nicki Minaj!
CHRISTOPHER PAUL MOORE is a historian, curator, interdisciplinary researcher and Senior Researcher for the N.Y. Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He is also author and co-author of several works including The Black New Yorkers: 400 Years of African American History (Wiley), Standing In the Need of Prayer: African American Prayer Traditions (Free Press), and Slavery In New York (New Press).
His major Schomburg exhibitions include The African Burial Ground, Malcolm X, Blacks On Stage, Ralph Bunche Centennial, and Lest We Forget: Triumph Over Slavery, published as Jubilee: The Emergence of African American Culture (National Geographic). He is currently curating a major exhibition with MOTOWN which will open at the Schomburg Center in February 2014