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Keep The Children Free: Prince on the Frontline Of Post-Civil Rights America

April 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

A child of desegregation, Prince came of age in an era that passed from civil rights optimism to culture war fear. But as he shuttled between discipline and excess, individuality and community, desire and release, Black and white, he came to articulate a new "dream we all dream of," a way of understanding the nation and the world. How did he come to be one of the exemplary voices in the history of Black freedom culture? Here is Prince's liberation imagination from "Partyup" to Black Lives Matter.

Jeff Chang (Keynote)

Author of We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation and Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation 
Co-founder of CultureStr/ke and ColorLines
Executive Director of Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University

Daphne Brooks (Discussant)

Author of Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910 and Jeff Buckley's Grace 
Professor of African American Studies, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University  

This event is part of the Prince from Minneapolis symposium, April 16-18. 

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Imagine Fund for Arts, Design, and Humanities