Lyceum Series to Host Lecture by Hall of Fame Recording Artist Professor Griff


Professor Griff, an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and co-founding member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy, will speak at Truman as part of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.

This event, taking place at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room, is in partnership with the Black History 101 Mobile Museum. Several artifacts will be on display and discussed during the presentation as part of the Music of the Movement Exhibit, an immersive experience that delves into the powerful impact of music on the social, cultural and political movements of the Black experience in America. The exhibit features a range of cultural and historical artifacts that include vinyl records, press photos, flyers, clothing items, contracts and other items from iconic artists who have shaped popular culture around the world.

Griff is an avid lecturer, known for his innate ability to impart life-changing ideas, concepts and techniques for the growth and development of all who attend his lectures. He draws on his exemplary life of service and an impressive 20-plus-year musical career to captivate audiences with his universal call for social responsibility within both the hip-hop community and larger culture. In addition to his work as a recording artist, Griff is a published author, cultural entertainment analyst, producer and educator.

Tickets are not required for this event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to view the artifacts on display after the lecture.

Established by the educator and scholar Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is a renowned repository comprising more than 10,000 original artifacts. As the premier traveling exhibition of Black history in the nation, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum has visited more than 1,000 institutions in 43 states. For 25 years, these highly sought after exhibits have touched the lives of countless individuals across diverse settings, including educational institutions, corporate spaces, conferences, libraries, museums, festivals, places of worship and cultural events.

This season all Kohlenberg Lyceum Series events are provided free of charge thanks to the generous support of local sponsors, the Friends of the Lyceum program and the Truman State University Foundation. Friends of the Lyceum receive exclusive benefits including reserved seating, special parking and a commemorative gift of the season based on the level of their donation.

For more information, visit or call 660.785.4133.
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