Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tupac Conference in Atlanta

On Friday and Saturday, September 28-29, 2012, the Atlantic University Center Robert W. Woodruff library is hosting the "Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: Hip Hop, Education and Expanding the Archival Imagination."

The conference program, available here, includes exciting and robust conversations regarding the impact of Tupac Shakur specifically, and hip hop generally, on culture, law and politics.

From the Conference website:  "The Archives Research Center of the AUC Woodruff Library hourses the Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection, a rich resource for understanding the life and work of one of hip hop's brightest stars.  The Collection was deposited in the Archives in 2009, thourhg a partnership with the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation and Afeni Shakur-Davis, mother of Tupac Shakur, to make his papers available to scholars.

The Collection includes Shakur's handwritten manuscripts, including song lyrics, track listings, video and album treatments, short stories and poetry.  Other materials include manuscripts written by members of the Outlawz, media and publicity materials, correspondence and legal documents.

The Tupac Amaru Shakur Conference was designed to combine AUC Woodruff Library's mission to facilitate scholarly research and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation's mission to encourage hip hop curriculum." 

Several contributors to "Hip Hop" will participate as speakers at this first annual event.

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