The Graphic History of Hip Hop #1

The Department of Social Studies and Civics collaborated with interdiciplinary scholar, historian, urbanist, and economist Walter Greason and illustrator, concept designer, cartoonist, and animator Tim Fielder to create The Graphic History of Hip Hop #1, a Hidden Voices comic under the Civics for All Comics Group imprint. 

The Graphic History of Hip Hop is a unique educational resource that analyzes one of the most important cultural revolutions in the context of urban and world history. Hip Hop provided several ways to reimagine human life and community through graffiti, breakdancing, DJing, emceeing, and beatboxing—what some call the five elements. It is one of the greatest roses to ever grow from concrete. From the minds of youth on the margins of American society, Hip Hop grew to transform every aspect of culture on a global scale. 

This graphic history provides a first step in understanding the miracle of countless dreams affirmed.

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