In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the definitive achievement of Civil Rights Movement, the Voting Rights Act. Since then, sections of the Act have come under scrutiny allowing for its controversial dilution. This program will be a conversation on the impact and continued fight to maintain the vitality of the Voting Rights Act. Presenters include representatives from the Fredericksburg City Council, OneVirginia 2021, and the UMW Political Science Department.
This interactive presentation will be led by world-famous DJs, DJ Demp and DJ R-Tistic. This duo will take the audience on an oral and visual tour of the history of hip-hop in the South and West Coast, respectively. During their presentation, they will showcase their deejaying skills to highlight the artistry that defines the foundation of hip-hop and how the usage of sampling contributed to the popularity of the South and West Coast trademark sounds.