How Queens Library created a strategy to promote history and inspire young adults through the music of Hip Hop.
Queens, NY is the birthplace of many of Hip Hop’s most legendary and popular artists. Queens Library has worked to develop programs and exhibits to let the youth know of the history and lineage of the streets they live and walk on. This session will highlight the creation of a Hip Hop inspired strategy to present information and collect history pertaining to the world wide culture. The impact of Hip Hop programs on the surrounding community, the effort to build a Hip Hop Archives, and the link of music to African American history. The session hopes to promote the various ways Hip Hop Music can be used as an educational and entertaining tool to promote neighborhood history, cultural pride, health, and community.
Speakers: Kim McNeil-Capers, Director of Community Engagement; Ralph McDaniels, creator of Video Music Box and Hip Hop Coordinator; Timothy Anne Burnside, African American Smithsonian; Ian Lewis, Queens Library Archivist
ALA Unit/Subunit: AFL-BCALA
Meeting Type: Affiliate Session