The Documenting, Archiving, and Curating Hip-Hop Initiative was developed as a way to create opportunities for communities of color to have access to tools and resources.  Documenting History in Your Own Backyard Symposium is an interdisciplinary initiative that seeks to explore the process of capturing and preserving Hip-Hop’s history and culture in formal and informal ways to advance. The Symposium includes presentations from archivists, curators, collectors, educators, and scholars representing educational, cultural, and preservation institutions, for-profit and-non-profit community organizations/enterprises, and government agencies.