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Stevie Wonder, The Forum, Inglewood, CA, 1980. Courtesy of Bruce Talamon
Feb 03

Desktop Dialogue: The Politics of Sound

Free Virtual Event

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Your phone or computer
Live discussion on the power of music and artists who have harnessed word and sound to fight for social justice and racial equality.
About the Event

Join Nwaka Onwusa, Rock Hall’s Chief Curator, and Andrew Cappetta, Manager of Collection & Exhibition Programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art, for a conversation about the power of music and artists who have harnessed word and sound to fight for social justice and racial equality.  

Registration is required for this event. Click below to register for this free even or become a member to be the first to know about future Rock Hall events!

Non Members
Sounds of Black History

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is celebrating Black History Month with a series of virtual events and programs honoring the extraordinary contributions that African Americans have made to rock & roll music. Fans can also head to the museum, which is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A cornerstone to its programming and outreach, the Rock Hall’s Black History Month celebration highlights stories, provides opportunities for dialogue, and reflects on the contributions and legacies of African American artists.

Induction Vault podcast

New episodes every Friday in February

Throughout February, enjoy new podcast episodes honoring the legacies of African American Inductees with unfiltered access to iconic Induction speeches. Episodes include Gladys Knight and the Pips inducted by Mariah Carey (Feb. 5), Public Enemy inducted by Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte (Feb. 12), The Miracles inducted by Smokey Robinson (Feb. 19), and Buddy Guy inducted by B.B. King and Eric Clapton (Feb. 26).

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Rock Hall EDU

Teachers and parents, we're here to help you engage with students as schools move to at home, online instruction. Rock Hall EDU, our free digital learning platform, is full of resources and activities that use the power of rock & roll to engage students of all ages.

Bring the spirit of the Rock Hall’s “It’s Been Said All Along” exhibit to your students with a special Black History Month collection, bookended with playlists that spotlight the sounds African American artists used then and now to speak out against racism. You’ll also find presentations on individual artists from Mahalia Jackson to Tupac, essays on soul legends Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke, and an activity that digs into the complexities of segregation.

Plus, enjoy a selection of videos featured on the Rock Hall’s YouTube channel, including the Rock Hall’s recent 90-minute special celebrating the life & legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

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