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Highlights from the Event

Join us every Thursday this month to celebrate National Hip-Hop History Month. This year we celebrate 50 years of hip-hop artistry, innovation and global transcendence — recognizing the culture and music that has been originated and shaped by Black America for decades.  
Ekphrastic poetry typically responds to a work of visual art-generally, but in this workshop the art is a breakdancer. Often, poets will recite something while a dancer interprets the words through dance, but this is the opposite: interpreting the dance into words.  
The workshop will be led by international slam poetry champion, Anthony McPherson. McPherson's work incorporates various art forms, as well as a myriad of character impressions, to address race, art, and his own biracial identity. He's appeared on Button Poetry, in HuffPost, and Upworthy, and has reached over ten million views since his first viral poem, "All Lives Matter: 1800's Edition."  

Image: In Motion Photographed by Jamel Shabazz

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