Fresno State’s Valley Public History Initiative invites community members to the exhibit and launch party for Straight Outta Fresno: From Popping to B-boys and B-girls. Straight Outta Fresno seeks to document and showcase the local history of hip hop in Fresno and the Central Valley by bringing together academics and the hip hop community.
From 3pm to 6pm, Fresno State faculty and graduate students will conduct walk-in oral history interviews with community members and scan any photographs and fliers related to hip hop in the Central Valley. All documents collected at this event will be archived.
From 7pm to 10pm, community members are invited to view the Straight Outta Fresno exhibit, to browse the current Straight Outta Fresno archive, and to watch multiple generations of hip hop dancers perform.
**In preparation for the December 7th exhibit, we are asking former/current b-boys and dancers to share photographs, videos and any other objects they may have. We'd like to scan and digitize this material.