Mark Naison, Ph.D., professor of African American studies and history at Fordham, is joining the detectives. Naison will be one of the subject matter experts on the PBS series The History Detectives, in the episode airing Monday, February 23, at 10 p.m. on Thirteen/WNET.
The segment concerns whether 1520 Sedgwick Avenue—where Kool Herc (Clive Campbell) held his first parties when launching his career as a DJ—was the birthplace of hip hop.
Naison is the principal investigator for the Bronx African American History Project.
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