Museum News

Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories that Changed America

Thursday, January 12, 9 p.m. EST on ABC Television Networks

January 11, 2017

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.

The above media is provided by YouTube (Privacy Policy, Terms of Service)

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!

Join Our Media List

Help us keep you informed of Museum news, special events, and upcoming public programs. 

 


Sign Up

Press Kit

Our press kit includes facts and descriptions of our building, inaugural exhibitions, collection, history, and leadership.

 

Download Kit

About The Museum

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.