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Tony Keith Jr.

Tony Keith Jr. is a spoken word artist, poet, Hip-Hop educational leader, and writer.

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Anthony R. Keith, Jr., PhD (Tony) is a Black, gay, spoken word artist, poet, Hip-Hop educational leader, and writer who produces academic and community-based scholarship about the politics of Black language, and the possibilities for Black intellectualism to disrupt White supremacy in American education. Or you can just call him an “Ed Emcee”, which is language derived from his dissertation research about anti-racist educators who “master conditions” (mc) for student learning and engagement through the embodiment of Hip-Hop culture and rhythmic spoken words. Tony is a multi-year fellow and grant recipient of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities from his hometown of Washington D.C, where he lives with his husband, Harry Christian III.