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From ’68 to ’18: Perspectives on Memphis Music + Activism

Al Bell, former owner/president, Stax Records Marco Pave, Memphis-based hip-hop artist and social activist Zandria Robinson, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology, Rhodes College  Following the assassination of Dr. King, Stax Records artists such as Isaac Hayes and the Staple Singers took it upon themselves to begin advocating for social justice and economic equality both in

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DREAMS TO REMEMBER: OTIS REDDING

  The legacy of the world’s most exciting singer lives on through the Otis Redding Foundation Here at the Stax Museum, Stax Music Academy, and The Soulsville Charter School, Otis Redding fans from all over the world have been asking us in recent weeks what we are going to do to commemorate the 50th anniversary

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Stax Museum of American Soul Music Awarded Grant to Create Special New Exhibit and Programming to Highlight Stax Records’ Commitment to Social Justice

MEMPHIS, TN. – The Stax Museum of American Soul Music was awarded $47,500 to create a new program in 2018/2019 titled “Give A Damn: Stax Records and Social Justice, 1968-75,” the National Park Service announced yesterday. “Through the African American Civil Rights Grant Program, we’re helping our public and private partners tell unique and powerful stories

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