Hip-hop legend MC Lyte will be the keynote speaker for the Hip-Hop Literacies Conference, to be held May 9-11 at The Ohio State University. The theme of the conference is “Globalization of Black Popular Culture.”
MC Lyte is scheduled to speak at 2:30 p.m. in the Wexner Film and TV Theater, 1580 N. High St. Lyte has added DJ to her resume for the last four years. She has also traveled to colleges and universities across the nation to use her expertise and story of success to motivate young people to take ownership of their futures. In addition to her lecture, Lyte is scheduled to present a special hit medley during an evening concert on May 11.
Other featured speakers include:
Mark Anthony Neal, a professor of Black Popular Culture and African and African American Studies at Duke University. He is the author of “What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Public Culture” and “Songs in the Key of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation.”
Marcyliena Morgan, a linguist and professor of African American studies at Harvard University. Her books include “The Real Hiphop: Battling For Knowledge, Power and Respect in the LA Underground” and “Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture.”
Ronald L. Jackson, a professor of African American studies and media and cinema studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana. He is the author of “Black Masculine Body: Identify, Discourse and Racial Politics in Popular Media” and “Encyclopedia of Identity.”
For tickets and more information, call (614) 292-1257 or visit Osu.edu.