The Paley Center for Media presents A Salute to Black Achievements in Music on Television presented by Citi at The Paley Museum from February 1 to February 26

  • Paley Center pays tribute to black achievements in music on City TV We celebrate the intersection of legendary black music artists and unforgettable television moments that shaped today’s culture.

  • Exhibits in the Multimedia Gallery highlight important performances over the decades, displaying costumes and iconic historical artifacts. Louis Armstrong’s Trumpet, “Orange Freeze” costume worn by The Supremes, chuck berry gibson guitaretc.

  • The Storytellers: Preserving the Legacy of Iconic Black Musicians paley event Thursday, February 16th – a conversation with Julie AndersonFilm Executive Director and Producer, Louis Armstrong: Black & Blues, The Jazz Ambassadors, God Is The Bigger Elvis; Ralph McDanielsVJ, Music Video Director, Host video music box; Lisa Cortezdirected by, Little Richard: I am everything. and moderator Thule.

  • The celebration was made possible thanks to Citi’s support.

New York, February 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Paley Center for Media announced today that it will be celebrating Black History Month. Paley Center pays tribute to black achievements in music on City TV. This multimedia exhibit Wednesday, February 1 To February 26 (Sun) at the Paley Museum new york city Celebrate the intersection of legendary music icons and unforgettable TV moments that have impacted culture and society.

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This year’s interactive experience features a curated selection of key musical moments on television, showing how the media showcased black music artists and music they might not otherwise have discovered. It introduces audiences to the genres and styles of television and how it has acted as a catalyst for cultural change throughout television. An immersive experience featuring pioneering musicians, Little Richard, Tina Turner, Queen Latifah, Ella FitzgeraldSupremes, Chuck Berry, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin,Prince, Louis Armstrongmore.

“We are thrilled to celebrate Black History Month by honoring the legacy of some of music’s most iconic and influential figures and their significant contributions to culture and society over the years.” Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of Paley Center. “We thank Citi for its generous support as we continue our efforts to raise awareness and educate the public about the importance of diversity and representation in the entertainment industry.”

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Paley Center will make the following presentations. The Storytellers: Preserving the Legacy of Iconic Black Musicians A conversation with some of the storytellers who helped preserve the legacy of black music icons. Michael jackson, Ella FitzgeraldWhen Louis Armstrong. upon February 16th so 7 pmcultural institutions welcome Julie AndersonFilm Executive Director and Producer, Louis Armstrong: Black & Blues, The Jazz Ambassadors, God Is The Bigger Elvis; Ralph McDanielsVJ, Music Video Director, Host video music box; Lisa Cortezdirected by, Little Richard: I Am Everything, and moderator Thulejournalist, author, and podcast host ture show When who was Prince? We discuss their motivations, creative journeys, and video excerpts of their work.

Paley Center pays tribute to black achievements in music on City TV Part of the Paley Center’s long tradition of respecting diversity in media and entertainment. Over the years, the Paley Center has hosted tributes and exhibitions honoring the achievements of Black and Hispanic people in television, the significant contributions of women, the impact and importance of LGBTQ+ representation on television, and more.

Each genre and style of music explores how some daring artists deviated from the norm, created new sounds, and united people across cultural boundaries during one of the most turbulent times in American history. It shows how the changing society is reflected on television by letting it change.

The Paley Museum in Midtown Manhattan offers an immersive gallery experience, bringing together a variety of artifacts and content to create unique exhibits including:

  • original costume Including the suit worn Louis Armstrong When James Brownthe “Orange Freeze” outfit worn by The Supremes, and the gown worn by The Supremes Roberta Flack When Vanessa Williams.

  • Exhibit Includes original script, authentic photos and trumpets used Louis ArmstrongChuck Berry Signature Gibson Guitar, Roberta Flack Grammy, platinum albums, etc.

  • selected screenings From the Paley archive containing 7 vibrant arts: The Sound of Jazz. Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man; VH1 Rock Documentary: Soul Train America’s hippest journey. TCB Motown Special; Video Music Box; Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever; Beyoncé – I Am… Yours. Hollywood Palace (ABC); The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (NBC/Warner Bros. Television); In Living Color (20th Television/Disney); Soul Train (Don Cornelius Productions/Tribune); When soul! (soon).

  • Family fun learning program Includes arts & crafts, interactive trivia, scavenger hunts and more.

The Paley Center appreciates Citi’s continued support. The Paley Center also houses the Louis Armstrong House and Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, the Mary Wilson Estate, the Grammy Museum, Roberta Flack, Vanessa WilliamsGibson Brands Inc. and Black Entertainment Television (BET) for their contributions to this event.

Black History Month Celebrations Are Organized with the Support and Advice of a Special Counsel Martha DiazArchivist and Curator of the Universal Hip Hop Museum. Trey EllisProfessor, Columbia University; When Melanie McFarlandCritic and Senior Culture Writer, salon.


Paley Center for Media opens 12 o’clockWednesday at 6 p.m. – Sunday. For a detailed schedule, please visit

Admission fee

Tickets are free for members. $20 For non-members. $16 For students, teachers, seniors, veterans, and first responders. Children 12 and under are free. Corporate members can enter the Paley Center free of charge for themselves and one guest by presenting a current employee ID upon entry. Pre-purchasing tickets is recommended but not required. All proceeds support the mission of the Paley Center for Media.


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About Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been proudly based in New York City for over 45 years and has operated the iconic Paley Museum. Through its respected programming, the Paley Center draws on her curatorial expertise, international collections, and close ties with the media community to engage in debates about the cultural, creative and social significance of media. is leading The general public can participate in Paley programs in both New York and Los Angeles. The program explores and celebrates the creativity, innovation, talent, and leaders who shape the medium. The public also has access to the Paley Archive, the Paley Center’s permanent media collection, a national treasure containing more than 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. Through its Global Program of Media Councils and International Councils, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral environment where media professionals can participate in debates and discuss the evolving media landscape. Formerly known as the Museum of Television and Radio, the Paley Center was founded in his 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information about the Paley Center for Media, and to learn more about the Paley Center’s acclaimed programming, visit



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