DECLARE YOURSELF INTRO [PRODUCED BY J.PERIOD]

Description

What happens when legendary TV producer and philanthropist Norman Lear decides to tour his personal copy of The Declaration of Independence around the country with the goal of registering and inspiring young voters? Declare Yourself. With J.PERIOD providing the soundtrack as Musical Director, and HBO's famed Def Poets issuing an eloquent call to action, Declare Yourself set off on a 50-city national tour in its inaugural year, merging poetry, protest music and contemporary hip hop to inspire a new generation of young activists. The results were staggering: Declare Yourself exceeded all expectations, registering over 1 million new voters and earning a place on Rolling Stone's "Hot List" that year.