Chuck D has been featured in more than 50 documentaries on music, technology, politics and race. He has also been a national spokesperson for Rock the Vote, the National Urban League, Americans for the Arts Council and the National Alliance for African-American Athletes. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine included Chuck D and Public Enemy as one of the 50 most important performers in rock and roll history. In 2007, he was named one of the 100 Most Influential Black Americans by Ebony Magazine.
The event was sponsored by Sacramento State’s Multi-Cultural Center, Associated Students Inc., and the University Union UNIQUE Programs.