Soul Train Show Inducted into the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC

| July 5, 2011 | 0 Comments


Another piece of Black American history has just been preserved with the recent induction of Soul Train, arguably one of the longest running shows in American History.

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 to have crossover appeal in the country, Soul Train, which was launched in 1971 by the legendary Don Cornelius, seduced people from all over the globe to move their bodies for one hour every Saturday morning. The show also highlighted some of the best acts in Pop, R&B, and Hip-Hop throughout its 35 years of existence.

Check our exclusive video from the ceremony and party, which features Tony Cornelius (Don’s son), Kenard Gibbs (CEO of Soul Train Holdings), Questlove of The Roots, and original Soul Train dancer Tyrone “The Bone” Proctor.

The Soul Train Awards will be taped in Atlanta, Ga. on November 17th at the Fox Theatre and HHE will be in the building to bring you exclusive interviews, video footage and of course some of the best entertainment from your favorite celebrity.

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