STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL MUSIC and STAX MUSIC ACADEMY present:
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2022 –
FREE VIRTUAL STAX MUSEUM FILM & STAX MUSIC ACADEMY CONCERT
This is a tremendous, no-cost opportunity for you to share live music, history, life lessons, and more with thousands of your students.
Learn about the music and history made in Memphis, the cradle of the Civil Rights Movement, that has changed the world forever.
Elementary, middle, and high school study and teacher guides and other activities accompany both shows and may be downloaded and printed.
Once you register through Eventbrite, you’ll receive the links to the Stax Museum Virtual Tour and the Stax Music Academy Virtual Concert.
FUN, INFORMATIVE, EDUCATIONAL, ENTERTAINING, & MORE!
STAX MUSEUM BLACK HISTORY MONTH VIRTUAL TOUR
This is a 30-minute virtual film in which Memphis musicians and actors share history about Stax Records and its role in the Civil Rights Movement, focusing on the accomplishments of four African-American Stax icons who changed history: Former Stax Records owner, one-time President of Motown Records Group, and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Al Bell; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Kennedy Center Honoree, and lifelong Civil Rights activist Mavis Staples of the Staple Singers; glass ceiling-breaking songwriter and recording artist Bettye Crutcher; and “Human Timekeeper” drummer Al Jackson, Jr. of the integrated Stax house band Booker T. & the M.G.’s.
STAX MUSIC ACADEMY BLACK HISTORY MONTH VIRTUAL CONCERT
Created by young people for other young people, the Stax Music Academy virtual concert film traces the roots of Black American Music with a series of original performance videos filmed at iconic locations throughout Memphis and the Mississippi Delta. Your students will be dazzled and dancing as the students put their own spin on songs by classic artists such as B.B. King, Duke Ellington, and Rufus Thomas, to modern-day titans like Beyoncé. When the Stax Music Academy reimagined Black History Month and offered its first Virtual Concert in 2021 because of the pandemic, more than 130,000 students from around the world tuned in, especially those with limited access to the arts.
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