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Hip Hop and Activism February 2017

This resource guide provides resources on Hip Hop and Activism to assist students in learning more about the topics and supports the events through out the month.


What is Hip Hop? 

Started in the Bronx in the 1970, Hip Hop is a culture composed of four elements: MCing, DJing, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Hip Hop started as an outlet for economically disenfranchised youth in the Bronx for social and political commentary.  Hip Hop has become a global movement, and youth across the world have adapted Hip Hop culture to comment on and try to change local oppressive issues.



Welcome to the Hip Hop Activism Research LibGuide! This guide provides resources to support the Hip Hop and Activism series held in the CPP Library during February 2017. Books may be checked out at the Circulation desk for 2 hours or requested through CSU+ or Document Delivery.  

(cc) by Marnie Joyce