Renowned recording artist Nasir Jones visited the Department of African and African American Studies following a press conference at the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute on October 31, 2013 announcing the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship. Nas met with Department Chair Lawrence D. Bobo who shared the mission and history of the Department, and then imparted words of wisdom to the students of Professor Kelly Carter Jackson. A link to the press conference, the press release from the Hiphop Archive Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, and photos from the visit are below. Read more about Nasir Jones Visits AAAS following Hiphop Archive & Research Institute Fellowship Announcement
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