THE HOGAN CAMPAIGN 2013 – Mission
The Hogan Campaign is a respectful request to artists, comedians and entertainers to refrain from using the N-word in any TITLE, CHORUS, SKIT or SKETCH in the year 2013. We are NOT censoring or protesting against anyone's right to use the word. This is a one year moment of silence and atonement for the history of a word that is classified as a slur.
The campaign is named in honor of Ernest Hogan, one of the credited fathers of Ragtime music. In 1896 he peaked in popularity with his song, “All Coons Look Alike to Me.” The song was an international hit and he was the first African-American to star and produce his own show on Broadway. Before his death, he was haunted by a “coon song” title-wave from other artists that followed his auspicious lead. Hogan might be the first entertainer to publicly state deep regret for using the C-word in a song from which he profited.
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