Chuck D to Fight the Power in the Bay

Rap icon brings hip hop politics to San Jose

By Jessica Greene
|  Thursday, Oct 16, 2008  |  Updated 11:36 AM PDT
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Chuck D to Fight the Power in the Bay

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Chuck D is the founder of 1980s rap and hip-hop group Public Enemy.

The founder of the popular rap and hip-hop group Public Enemy will be speaking at San Jose State University Thursday, Oct. 16.

Chuck D will appear as part of the university's Legacy Week, which honors Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

Smith and Carlos stood on the medal platform at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and raised their fists in defiance of social injustices in their homeland.

A 20-foot sculpture on the SJSU campus memorializes the silent protest.

SJSU's Legacy Week will also include a walking tour, historical exhibit and evening reception.

The event at SJSU is free.  Doors open at 7.

For more information visit SJSU's Web site.

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