Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Celebrates Day of Heroism: August 28th, 1963

By: Kirsten Stelt

Everyone is aware of Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, as well as the importance of how he changed society with just his words. These words majorly affected how people felt, which is the sole reason humans have continued to create music, speeches, readings, writings, and many other forms of communication. On January 17th, 2022, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio is hosting a tribute for MLK day where there will be an abundance of music, sharing, laughing, and most importantly- equality.

Inductees will be welcomed into The Hall of Fame, where those who attend this event will have exclusive behind-the-scenes access. Inductees include Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Staples Singers, Mahalia Jackson, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Sam Cooke. For all who attend, this event provides free virtual programming and museum admission with reserved tickets all day.

The museum hours are 10am-5pm, where participation in the local blood drive is encouraged due to the blood shortage in northeast Ohio. To donate, visit level 0 of the museum where they are open from 10am-2pm. All donors will receive a 10% off coupon for the Rock Hall store.

Dr. King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech will be on loop all day in Forest City Theater. There will also be trivia in the Acoustic Garage where players and their knowledge of famous black artists will be tested.

For more information on events, go to www.rockhall.com.