Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. King at the Rock Hall
Music was an integral part to the Civil Rights Movement, and musicians often stood alongside Dr. King during many of his appearances in the name of racial justice. From the Freedom Singers to Mahalia Jackson, Bob Dylan to Sam Cooke, musicians have regularly played a role in advocating for social change.
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We'll show films from the Civil Rights Movement as well as exceptional performances by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: Cleveland Is the City
Explore the history of soul and rhythm and blues music in Cleveland, one of the cities that gave birth to rock and roll music. Listen to artists from Screamin’ Jay Hawkins to the O‘Jays to Tracy Chapman to Kid Cudi.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: Rock and Roll and THE Civil Rights MOVEMENT
Learn how a range of artists, from Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke to Berry Gordy at Motown and rock and roll pioneer Fats Domino created a popular music that empowered African Americans to take their rightful place in American society.
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