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Black History Month Resources: Resources on African-American Music

Search for Archival Materials

Search through the Rock Hall's archival collections here, including photographs, manuscripts, business records, posters, handbills, recordings, and much more from performers, bands, record label executives, recording studios, and the fans themselves!

If you're onsite at the Museum or Library & Archives, please use this link to get to the online catalog.


These are subscription databases available only within the Library and Archives.

Audio Resources

These are just some of the audio resources featuring African-American musicians available for listening at the Library and Archives.


Print editions of these periodicals are available in the Library Reading Room.

Rock Hall Interviews

Below are brief clips of African-Americans who helped shape rock and roll. Each video is from an interview of the artist by members of the Rock Hall Education Department. These videos are archived at the Library and Archives. Click on the image to watch.  Go here for a full list of videos on the Rock Hall YouTube channel.

Interview with Al Hendrix

Rock Hall Interviews Bill Pinkney of the Drifters

Rock Hall Interviews Little Milton Campbell


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