We Did It!

Thanks to all for making our first conference such a success!

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We Did It!

Thanks to all for making our first conference such a success!

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We Did It!

Thanks to all for making our first conference such a success!

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We Did It!

Thanks to all for making our first conference such a success!

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Keynote Speakers

Nikki Giovanni
renowned poet, commentator, activist, and educator

Dr. Vincent Harding
civil rights historian, author,
and activist

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Hip Hop and the Legacy of the Spirituals

FEATURED PRESENTER
Dr. Reiland Rabaka

Lift Every Voice and Sing and Rap! From the Spirituals and the Abolitionist Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Movement

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The Legacy of the Spirituals and the University of Denver

FEATURED PRESENTER
Dr. Stephanie Krusemark

Cultivating the Hidden Roots: Rescuing and Reclaiming the History of Madame Emma Azalia Hackley at the University of Denver

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Featured Performer/ Presenter and Conference Finale

Anthony Brown
Internationally acclaimed singer, peace ambassador, and interpreter of African American Spirituals.

FINALE: WORLD PREMIERE
Jacqueline Hairston

Composing new choral work commissioned expressly for the R E A P National Conference.

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When music is created during a time of intense personal and collective crisis, it ends up transcending the circumstances of its original creation. This is music that is timeless.

~ Dr. Arthur Jones, Founder of The Spirituals Project