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Wednesdays, February 21 – March 14, 6 – 8pm

#barnesfoundation
Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt (Milton) Jackson, and Timmie Rosenkrantz, Downbeat, New York, NY, c. 1947. William P. Gottlieb / Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress.

$200; members $180

4 classes

About the Class

Rich Medina is a well-known DJ and scholar of hip-hop history. Join him for this special course exploring Dr. Barnes’s relationship with the African-American community, with particular focus on Barnes’s love of spirituals and his involvement with the Harlem Renaissance. Drawing on material from the Foundation’s archives, Medina will lead a lively discussion about race and culture in both the early 20th century and today.

Instructor

Rich Medina

Medina is part of Cornell University’s advisory board for the Cornell Hip Hop Collection. A featured speaker at TEDxPhilly in 2011, he has lectured and moderated panel discussions for Cornell’s music and Africana departments and was a guest professor for summer programs in 2016 and 2017.