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Hip-hop in motion: Amina Norman-Hawkins

Amina Norman-Hawkins is a music instructor at Columbia, in the Music Department. Norman-Hawkins teaches Hip-Hop: A Sonic History and African American Music Survey.

She is one of the founding faculty members of Columbia’s Hip-Hop Studies minor and the college’s “ManiFresh” event.

Norman-Hawkins discusses the importance of youth, community, culture and the roles that they play in hip-hop. Stressing the strong impact of hip-hop, Norman-Hawkins uses her passion to educate and inspire young creatives throughout Chicago.

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Addison Annis, Photojournalist
aannis@columbiachronicle.com   Addison Annis is a junior photojournalism major, minoring in video production. She has covered politics, cultural events and Chicago protests. Annis joined the Chronicle in August 2022.   Hometown: Plymouth, Minn.