Along with Science Fiction, there is no better or stronger voice for social commentary and speaking out against racial and social injustice.
Open to visitors once again, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a new exhibit set to open next month on the music and musicians who have used their craft to speak out.
“It’s Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope, and Empowerment” features artifacts and photographs to showcase how music has been used to respond to racism.
From trailblazers Chuck Berry, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Little Richard, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, James Brown, and Aretha Franklin to modern artists like Public Enemy, N.W.A., Tupac Shakur, Janelle Monae, Rage Against the Machine, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, and Beyoncé; musicians have used their music to speak out for the cause of dignity and equality.
The exhibit is at the entrance to Ahmet Ertegun main exhibit hall.