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Hip-hop music is celebrating 50 years, and since its inception the impact it’s had on a generation has been never-ending.
Since it first began, the genre has always been a way to allow young people to speak their minds and express their creativity. It makes an impact on the lives of everyone it touches. From inspiring a generation of rappers, to encouraging youth to speak freely about their lives, circumstances, and experiences.
Hip-hop has also held a special place in the School District of Philadelphia, as many students have graduated and succeeded as major artists in the music industry.
This past weekend the school district demonstrated how hip-hop and African American studies intertwine.
The district’s Office of Curriculum and Instruction hosted the Africana Studies Lecture and Workshop Series.