Prophetic stories of freedom: Connecting hip-hop and higher education

Lauren Whiteman discusses how she uses hip-hop pedagogy to motivate Black and African American students in higher education to succeed in college and aspire to greatness.

Lauren Whiteman, M.Ed., is originally from Dallas, Texas and received both her Bachelors in Public Relations and her Masters in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma. She served as Assistant Director of Student Life and the Coordinator for African American Student Programs and Services at OU, and now serves as Student Services Coordinator for the Multicultural Center at the University of North Texas. Her work focuses on advocacy, student development, and the miseducation of Black and African American students in higher education. Lauren has also written on some serious and not-so-serious topics related to Black culture for different media outlets, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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