Soulsville Foundation statement against Asian hate crimes and all bigotry and intolerance

The Soulsville Foundation – which operates the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Stax Music Academy, and The Soulsville Charter School – is deeply concerned about hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans, as we are about all racially and culturally motivated hate crimes, both historically and more recently. We denounced white supremacy in all […]
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Stax Music Academy Virtual Black History Month Concert Now Live and Free for Students Worldwide

Throughout American history, music has played a pivotal role in the fight for racial equality. From the message songs imprisoned Africans crafted as a way to communicate with each other during slavery, to impassioned protest songs during the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century, the soundtrack generated by Black singers, musicians, and writers has […]
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Concord Pledges $1 Million over five years to fund scholarships for Stax Music Academy

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Stax Music Academy (SMA), Stax Records owner Concord is pledging $1 million to fund scholarships to attend the Memphis institute, Billboard has learned. Over the next five school years, the Concord Stax Scholarships will cover full tuition for at least 20 students each year. Awarded by the Stax Music Academy based […]
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Stax Music Academy and Stax Museum featured in “Better Days” video with Justin Timberlake & Ant Clemons for Biden-Harris Inauguration prime time TV special

Memphis, TN – January 20, 2021 — Tonight, multi-platinum global superstar Justin Timberlake returned to his hometown of Memphis, TN, bringing along GRAMMY-nominated artist Ant Clemons for an inspiring and all-new rendition of their song “Better Days,” at the iconic Stax Museum of American Soul Music as part of the primetime broadcast special, “Celebrating America,” […]
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