The National Museum of African American History and Culture takes center stage this Thursday, January 12 at 9 a.m. EST / 8 p.m. CST on ABC Television Networks, Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories that Changed AmericaThis two-hour celebration highlights the museum's Grand Opening.

Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories that Changed America is a two-hour program of music, dance and spoken word tribute to the Grand Opening of NMAAHC and A Celebration of the African American Experience. It broadcasts on ABC on Thursday, January 12th from 9–11 p.m. EST.

Filmed live at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the showcase features  music, dance and dramatic readings by a wide range of stage and screen actors.  Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, and Tom Hanks are among the many artists who participated in the program, which includes a special salute to the Tuskegee Airmen.

Be sure to tune in, and join the conversation on social media using #APeoplesJourney and #TakingTheStage!

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