The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame‘s new exhibit, “It’s Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope, and Empowerment,” opens mid-July and 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 expression of rage, hope and empowerment through artifacts and captured through the lenses of influential African American photographers Bruce Talamon, Howard Bingham, Bob Douglas, Chuck Stewart, and others.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Chuck Berry, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Little Richard, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, James Brown, and Aretha Franklin were trailblazers in speaking for the cause of dignity and equality. But it didn’t end there. In every generation, artists have elevated the conversation about race, equality, justice and peace – including Public Enemy, N.W.A., Tupac Shakur, Janelle Monae, Rage Against the Machine, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, and Beyoncé.
The exhibit will be located at the entrance to the Ahmet Ertegun main exhibit hall. For hours, advance online ticket reservations and other information, go to rockhall.com/coronavirus.