‘It’s Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope, and Empowerment’ Opens In July
Rock ‘n roll singers and songwriters have long been voicing their opinions about racism and recognizing the importance of it in today’s environment, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland has put together a new social justice exhibit.
Called “It’s Been Said All Along: Voices Of Rage, Hope and Empowerment” is scheduled to open in mid-July. It 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. Visit the Rock Hall to take a journey through rock & roll’s past and present to learn more. The exhibit will be located at the entrance to the Ahmet Ertegun main exhibit hall.
In celebration of Juneteenth, the Rock Hall has put together a “Juneteenth: Songs of Freedom, Voices of Change” playlist that can be heard inside the museum, on its Rock Boxes throughout downtown Cleveland, and on its Spotify channel.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is open, with these COVID-19 rules:
We are ready to reopen with the following in place:
CLEan Committed including daily continuous cleaning
Hand sanitizing stations throughout the building
Safe social distancing
Temperature checks prior to entry
Masks required of staff and fans
Limited capacity with timed ticketing
Plexiglass shields at check out
Credit card and mobile payment only
Advance online ticket purchase at rockhall.com