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Marcyliena Morgan and Lawrence Bobo of Stanford University—the husband and wife team labeled a “dynamic duo” by more than one speaker—delivered the Unity Month keynote lecture, “Talking About Race Post-Katrina,” in Tull Auditorium, Nov. 14. Bobo said the hurricane shattered myths about the United States’ not needing to confront the issue of race or provide for collective social ends beyond military defense. Morgan, who directs Stanford’s Hiphop Archive, replayed rapper Kanye West’s blunt critique of President George W. Bush’s Katrina response and talked about its larger significance.


‘Dynamic duo’ makes for engaging discussion

The 2005 Unity Month keynote address on Nov. 14 took some 200 attendees on a pair of journeys—one statistical and sociological, the other artistic and edgy—that met in a multilayered cultural exploration of post-Katrina New Orleans and the national implications of the storm that damaged so much and took so many lives.

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