On September 28-29, 2012, the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation presented the Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: "Hip Hop, Education and Expanding the Archival Imagination."

The Archives Research Center of AUC Woodruff Library houses the Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection, a rich resource for understanding the life and work of one of hip-hop's brightest stars. The Collection was deposited in the Archives in 2009, through a partnership with the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation and Afeni Shakur-Davis, mother of Tupac Shakur, to make his papers available to scholars.

The Collection includes Shakur's handwritten manuscripts, including song lyrics, track listings, video and album treatments, short stories and poetry. Other materials include manuscripts written by the members of the Outlawz, media and publicity materials, correspondence and legal documents.

The Tupac Amaru Shakur Conference was designed to combine AUC Woodruff Library's mission to facilitate scholarly research and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation's mission to encourage hip hop curriculum.

Works posted to the Library's website from the Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference may be downloaded, archived, and/or printed for noncommercial, educational, and research use. Any further use or dissemination of these works requires the express written permission of the copyright holders.

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Papers of the 2012 Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: Hip Hop, Education & Expanding the Archival Imagination., Robert W. Woodruff Library

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Presentations of the 2012 Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: Hip Hop, Education & Expanding the Archival Imagination. Day 1, September 28, 2012., Robert W. Woodruff Library

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Presentations of the 2012 Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: Hip Hop, Education & Expanding the Archival Imagination. Day 2, September 29, 2012., Robert W. Woodruff Library

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Opening Remarks and Session 1 Presentations, James Peterson, Georgia M. Roberts, Courtney Chartier, and Stacy Jones

Session 02: "The Hip Hop Collection at Cornell University", Kool DJ Red Alert, Joe Conzo Jr., Benjamin Ortiz, and Katherine Reagan

Session 03: "Changing the Game: How Tupac's Legacy and Hip Hop Culture Have Found Their Place in College Classrooms Across Disciplines", Carlos Morrison, Ashley Strong-Green, and Celnisha Dangerfield

Session 04: Panel Presentations, Steve Spence and Wilfredo Gomez

Session 05: Panel Presentations, Jose Garcia, Ismael Cuevas, Melissa Leal, and James Cox

Session 06: "Tupac Shakur, Authentic Hip Hop Leadership, and the HipHop 2020 Curriculum Project (HipHop 2020) HBCU Classroom", Jocelyn Wilson, Zaneta J. Smith, Joshua Moore, Brandon Frame, and Emery Petchauer

Session 07: "Better Dayz: Tupac's Critical Call for a Better Legal System", Andre Douglas Pond Cummings, Pamela Bridgewater, and Nick Sciullo

Session 08: Panel Presentations, Jesse Benjamin, Seneca Vaught, and Luis Cortes

Session 09: Panel Presentations, Regina N. Bradley, Jonathan Grant, and Joseph L. Lewis

Session 10: "The ABC's of Being Black: How Middle School Black Students Construct Their Racial Identities Amongst Culturally Biased Curriculum", Ryan Glover, Windsor Jordan Jr., and Dalia Bishop

Session 11: Panel Presentations, Courtney Terry and Sidney A. Robbins

Session 12: "Documenting Houston Hip Hop", Julie Grob, Maco L. Faniel, and Langston Collin Wilkins

Session 13: "2Pac and the Role His Work Played in the Critical Development of Men of Color Activist Scholars in Their Efforts to Create 'Thug Mansion' ", Isidoro Guzman and Robert Unzueta II

Session 14: "All Eyez on 'Pac': A Thug Poet's Legacy from the Street to the Academy & Beyond", Stephane Dunn, Tara D. Miller, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel T. Livington, and David Wall Rice

Session 15: Panel Presentations, Anonymouz, Murray Forman, and Jarrett M. Drake

Session 16: "Tupac Amaru Shakur in the Archives and the Classroom: Outcomes from a Gender, Race and Religion in Hip Hop Seminary Course", Shanesha R.F. Brooks-Tatum, Christopher Reeves, and Jerri'Me Wright

Session 17: Panel Presentations, Justin Kovar, Rachel Appel, and Marten Stromberg

Session 18: Panel Presentations, Dave Ellenwood, Michelle Witherspoon, and Lisa Whittington

Session 19: "The Recipe of Hip Hop: The Application, Duplication, Replication, Incarceration and Reincarnation of Culture & Influence", Annette Jackson, Ken Ford, Montell Jordan, and Michael E. Johnson

#ThugLife 2.0: The Future of Black Masculinity and the Tupac Hologram. A Presentation Given at the 2012 Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: Hip Hop, Education & Expanding the Archival Imagination, Mark Anthony Neal

Tupac Shakur, Barak Obama, and the Future of Hip Hop America. A Presentation Given at the 2012 Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: Hip Hop, Education & Expanding the Archival Imagination., Kevin Powell

Tupac, the Hip Hop Generation and Multiple Consciousness: The True Legacy of Thug Life. A Presentation Given at the 2012 Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: Hip Hop, Education & Expanding the Archival Imagination, Akinyele K. Umoja

Tupac, Trap Music, and the Politics of the Prison Industrial Complex. A Presentation Given at the 2012 Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: Hip Hop, Education & Expanding the Archival Imagination., Jeffrey O.G Ogbar