The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Rarely do a civil rights legend, an ex-Major League Baseball player and a rapper for the former Death Row Records label share the same stage.
But U.S. Rep. John Lewis, former MLB player Darrell Miller and rapper Jason “J-Flexx” Anderson did just that Friday, using hip-hop music to teach 180 students at Kipp Ways Academy about the history of baseball and its connection to the civil rights movement.
“We’re trying to meet students on their own terms,” said Karen Chatman, president of Chatman Edutainment, which has organized similar events at more than 50 schools nationwide since 1996. “That’s why we’re doing this thing through hip-hop.”
At Kipp Ways, an Atlanta charter school, Chatman teamed with MLB, which is scheduled to hold its annual Civil Rights Game at 7 p.m. Saturday at Turner Field.