Soul Train At Smithsonian

UPDATED — 2/1/2012: The death of Don Cornelius, reported today, is an opportunity to reflect on his legacy. Last year marked the 40th anniversary of his iconic TV series, Soul Train, the brainchild of the legendary executive producer and host. In the past two years, there’s been a VH-1 documentary, a dance party at New […]

The year 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic TV series, Soul Train, the brainchild of the legendary executive producer and host, Don Cornelius. In the past few months, there’s been a VH-1 documentary, a dance party at New York’s Lincoln Center, and yesterday a party outside the Smithsonian Institution to celebrate the donation […]

The Soul Train has finally made its last stop, and what better place than the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture for the show’s 40th anniversary? Last night, the Smithsonian showcased an exhibit featuring a collection from what many know as the “hippest trip in America.” One of the first Black shows […]

Don Cornelius’ “Soul Train” undoubtedly forever changed the scope of soul music. Today the show is an ubiquitous presence in music culture, and has solidified itself as an American phenomenon as the Smithsonian Museum will be the repository of some of the show’s memorabilia. An article from The Grio Reports: Soul Train accomplished one other […]

Though Soul Train is known for ushering in generations of Black musicians, its most notable component was the infamous “Soul Train Line,” where dancers would strut down a human-bordered pathway, showcasing their best grooves. The Soul Train Line, introduced in the 1970s, far surpassed its popularity in syndication, becoming a staple piece in Black culture. […]

“Soul Train” is the longest running show in American history and has helped showcase and develop many of America’s top musicians, dancers and celebrities and has earned a place in the Smithsonian Museum. Here are some stars who have taken the “Soul Train” to success. Fred “Rerun” Berry Before he showcased his humor and dancing […]

Several items from the iconic dance show “Soul Train” will be added to the collection of the Smithsonian as part of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Root reports: The five donations include the 10- foot-long neon “Train” sign, which was used from 1993 to 2006 and neon signs from the […]