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Courtney Joseph to weigh in on NPR hip hop education talk

Portrait of Courtney Joseph
August 04, 2021
Linda Blaser

Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies and Chair of African American Studies Courtney Joseph will participate in a discussion of university fight songs and the traction hip-hop is gaining as a new University of Illinois anthem on National Public Radio at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 5.

Joseph will appear on The 21st, Illinois’ statewide, daily, live news and public affairs public radio program produced by Illinois Public Media at the University of Illinois (UI) and broadcasted by six NPR member stations across the state.  

Lamont Holden, an instructor in the UI School of Music and former Illini football player, will guest host the discussion.

Joseph, whose academic specializations include hip hop culture, teaches History of Hip Hop and Women and Gender in Hip Hop.

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