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Oct 06 2016


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Power Plant Gallery

320 Blackwell St, American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC



A Conversation with Saul Williams

Join us at the Full Frame Theater for a conversation on activism and spoken word with Saul Williams, moderated by Mark Anthony Neal. Lunch will be provided after the conversation in the Power Plant Gallery. This conversation is followed by Saul Williams’ performance with the Mivos Quartet on Friday, October 7, at 8 pm in the Nelson Music Room on East Campus.

A part of the Talking Music: Conversations with Scholars, Writers, Archivists, and Artists series, co-sponsored by Duke Performances and the Forum for Scholars and Publics. This installment in the series is also co-sponsored by Left of Black: A Black Studies for a Mobile Digital Network, the Center for Arts, Digital Culture & Entrepreneurship (CADCE), and The Power Plant Gallery. (The Power Plant Gallery is an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University.)  

Presented as part of Duke Performances’ Hip-Hop Initiative, made possible, in part, with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. 


Saul Williams

Saul Stacey Williams is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, poet, writer, and actor. He is known for his blend of poetry and alternative hip hop, and for his lead roles in the 1998 film Slam and Holler If Ya Hear Me, a Broadway musical featuring music by Tupac Shakur. As a writer, Williams has…...

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Mark Anthony Neal

Duke University

Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of African & African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at Duke University where he offers courses on Black Masculinity, Popular Culture, and Digital Humanities, including signature courses on Michael Jackson & the Black Performance…...

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