Black History Month 2022 Kick-Off Event: Film, Live Music, & More

The Magnetic South: All Roads Lead to Soulsville USA

For Black History Month, the Stax Museum honors four legends who were all drawn to Stax Records because of the opportunities that existed at the corner of College and McLemore during the company’s heyday. “The Magnetic South” looks at how drummer Al Jackson, Jr., DJ-turned-label owner Al Bell, songwriter Bettye Crutcher, and Soul icon Mavis Staples all came to Memphis, and ended up changing the world around them.

In this special event, guests will view the world premiere of the museum’s new Virtual Black History Month Tour, followed by conversations and performances by Memphis musicians Terence Clark, Keia Johnson, and Tonya Dyson, and remarks by actor Kenon Walker.

The Virtual Tour will be available digitally worldwide in February. REGISTER HERE.

Kenon Walker, photo by Kyle Taubken

Keia Johnson, photo by Kyle Taubken

Terence Clark, photo by Kyle Taubken

Tonya Dyson, photo by Kyle Taubken