Upcoming Public Programs
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s public programs explore a range of topics reflecting on the ongoing impacts and continued resonance of the attacks, their historical context, and their aftermath.
Intersections: Marking Fifty Years of Hip Hop & the WTC
Wednesday, June 7
Intersections examines the often-surprising connections between 9/11 and today’s world. From global industries to individual lives, the attacks marked a fundamental shift for many, altering trajectories in ways both expected and unforeseen. These programs explore these shifts and make visible 9/11’s continuing legacy.
Amid one of New York City’s most tumultuous decades, 1973 saw both the dedication of the World Trade Center and the birth of Hip Hop. As we look at 9/11’s impact across culture, we mark this twin milestone 50 years later with Dr. MC Debbie D, Hip Hop historian and pioneer MC; Chuck Creekmur, CEO of AllHipHop.com; and Rocky Bucano, Executive Director of the Universal Hip Hop Museum. Together in conversation with Museum Director Clifford Chanin, they reflect on the history of Hip Hop, the evolution of the genre in a post-9/11 world, and how New York City and its ever-changing skyline influenced the artistic movement that now spans the globe.
Through the fifth annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv, public programs in 2023 are made possible by Bloomberg, as well as Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., Morgan Stanley, and Underwriter Laboratories Inc.