Current Exhibit

Portraits in Soul: Rare Images from the API Archive

In 1961, Bill Carrier Sr. and his team at Allied Photography Illustrators (API) forged a relationship with Stax Records that would share the look and feel of the soulful sounds being created at 926 E. McLemore Avenue. From promotional shots sent to concert promoters to album covers and functions in Stax’ famed Studio A, API,

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Facing History and Ourselves is an educational organization that helps students draw connections between historical events and the choices that they make in their own lives. We’ve partnered with Facing History and Ourselves to create an interactive unit on Stax Records’ history and its impact on the civil rights movement that includes lesson plans, photos and

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