Feb 7, 2011

Chicago rapper Common will celebrate Black History month by embarking on a tour that will engage several high profile speakers on the "AT&T 28 Days" speaker series.

Common will headline the five-city speaking tour, which will stop in Chicago, Washington D.C., Harlem, New York and Oakland, California during Black History Month, which started today (February 1st).

Common will sit down with Mario Armstrong at Atlanta Symphony Hall on Monday, February 7th.

On February 17th, he will head to Chicago, to engage activist/congressional hopeful Kevin Powell at The Field Museum.

The rapper will then travel to Howard University on Tuesday, February 22nd to speak with Tai Beauchamp, before the tour rolls into New York on February 24th at The Apollo with Daymond John, founder of Hip-Hop clothing line, FUBU.

Finally, Common will wrap the speaking tour up in Oakland, California on February 28th where he will speak with Cookie Johnson.

"This year, AT&T wants consumers to look at today's history makers and innovators, who are changing the world we live in and truly speak to the core of 'Rethink Possible'," said Jennifer Jones, vice president of Diverse Markets, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "We are committed to pushing the limits of what's achievable everyday through innovation and investments in programs that educate and empower our diverse consumers."

Tickets for all events are free to the public on a first come first serve basis, at att28days.eventbrite.com. For more information about AT&T's 28 Days and Black History Month programs, visit att.com/thebridge.


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