Tef Poe is an American-born rapper, author, educator, award-winning journalist, and social revolutionary from St. Louis, MO. Tef Poe is one of the co-founders of the Hands Up United movement, founded in Ferguson after the killing of Michael Brown Jr.
In 2017-2018, Tef Poe was selected to be the Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellow via Harvard University’s prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute. He is currently an Independent Scholar at Harvard University’s Charles Warren Center for American Studies.