About the Special Exhibit
It's Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope & Empowerment is now on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Music and visual artists have created art as a response to unspeakable tragedy and to promote social justice for decades. Beyond the art form, artists have fought for equal rights and opportunity.
Rock Hall Inductees Chuck Berry, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Little Richard, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, James Brown and Aretha Franklin were trailblazers in speaking out for the cause of dignity and equality. But it didn’t end there.
In every generation, Black artists have elevated the conversation about race, equality, justice and peace – including superstars like Prince, Public Enemy, N.W.A., Tupac Shakur, Rage Against the Machine, Prince, Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé. The message is clear: musical artists have channeled the power of rock & roll to respond to racism all along.
Our new exhibit, “It’s Been Said All Along,” spotlights how musical artists have channeled the power of rock & roll to respond to racism all along. It showcases artists and musical moments that have rocked the world with expressions of rage, hope and empowerment, captured through the lenses of influential African American photographers Chuck Stewart, Bruce Talamon, Bob Douglas, and others.
Now on display and part of museum admission.
Spoken Word Poetry on the Plaza
Local spoken word poets Clay ‘Bama and King Weatherspoon will perform sets to commemorate the opening starting at 1:45pm on the beer garden stage on the plaza. These performances are free and open to the public.
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44114