Using Hip-Hop To Teach Hard Moments In Black History

The Chicago Association of Black Psychologists is hosting a workshop Wednesday that uses hip-hop to frame stories about Black ancestors in positions of power.

National Museum of African American Music
Visitors watch an exhibit at the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Tenn. Mark Humphrey / ASSOCIATED PRESS
National Museum of African American Music
Visitors watch an exhibit at the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Tenn. Mark Humphrey / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Using Hip-Hop To Teach Hard Moments In Black History

The Chicago Association of Black Psychologists is hosting a workshop Wednesday that uses hip-hop to frame stories about Black ancestors in positions of power.

Black history in the U.S., especially the periods involving slavery, has hard subject matter. And if not taught thoughtfully, the history lessons run the risk of instilling shame in some Black students in their identity and ancestry.

Reset brings on two Black mental health professionals aiming to counteract these types of threats to Black youth’s self-regard in a virtual event called “Teaching Slavery and Black History With Pride.”

GUESTS: Tatiana Lane, rapper under the performing name Mztaty; founder of Mental Health Meets Hip-Hop

Obari Cartman, community psychologist; president of the Chicago Association of Black Psychologists