During African-American Music Appreciation Month, we honor gifted African-American artists and their music, which in the words of former President Barack Obama, has compelled us “to stand up -- to dance, to express our faith through song, to march against injustice, and to defend our country's enduring promise of freedom and opportunity for all.”
This week, we're diving deep into our collection featuring Inductees whose contributions to Soul and the Blues forever impacted rock & roll. Starting with first Hall of Fame class Inductee Sam Cooke, we're spotlighting artists including B. B. King, Wilson Pickett, Isley Brothers, Sam and Dave, Booker T. & the M.G.s, Etta James, Curtis Mayfield, Billie Holiday, Isaac Hayes and Miles Davis.
We've got your first-row ticket to witness the iconic moments.
While the museum is temporarily closed we'll be featuring special Inductee and educational content. Check out each week's release for the next content series or visit Rock Hall EDU, our free online learning resources that provide at-home activities for music fans of all ages.
To check the status of the museum, visit our Coronavirus updates page where we'll be posting all announcements related to museum operations and the 2020 Induction Ceremony.
"Shaft"Isaac Hayes performs "Shaft" at the 2002 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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