The Smithsonian showcases Soul
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture just boarded the hippest trip in America as it now includes artifacts from the popular 1970s-era TV Show – Soul Train.
The museum now boasts items such as the “Applause” signs, the 10-foot-wide neon “Soul Train” sign, the neon “Soul Train Awards” sign, silver African heads from the awards program, and the Scramble Board, on which dancer’s unscrambled word puzzles quickly, then broke out in dance.
The new acquisitions will allow the Smithsonian to tell the story of ‘Soul Train’, one of the longest-airing nationally syndicated first-run programs in television history. The show is an interesting snapshot of several generations of African American culture and style, and now its history can be seen for generations to come.
Do you have any special Soul Train memories?