We are proud to announce Take Me To The River’s Curriculum Guide For Social Studies, developed by Ellen Livingston, Ed.D. The Curriculum Guide is designed as a starting point for classroom investigations of the film’s central ideas, and provides three detailed, in-depth lessons, each focusing on a specific theme. Sign up here for access to the Lessons & Lesson Plans to download the Curriculum Guide for free.

Upcoming event: Feb 23, 2017 | Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH – Daytime Master Classes with Director Martin Shore, GRAMMY-winner Boo Mitchell, Academy Award-winner Frayser Boy and Critics Choice-winner Al Kapone

Plus an evening screening and Q&A with 2017 GRAMMY nominee Bobby Rush and Rock Hall inductee Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads


Thanks again for an INCREDIBLE day at the Museum! You guys were amazing and we look forward to having you here again. I keep hearing everyone in the community talking about how awesome the performance and film were and how educational it all was. It was such an awesome day at the Museum. The students in the morning had so much fun and were fully engaged the whole time. And our sold out audience hasn’t stopped talking about how much they enjoyed the show that night. – Jane Marie Dawkins | Education & Public Programs Manager, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi



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Created in partnership with Berklee City Music

Exploring the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation during the Civil Rights Movement, Take Me To The River brings together multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians, following them through the creative process of recording an historic new album to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday.

In Take Me To The River, students and teachers will experience hip-hop artists such as Snoop Dogg, PNut, Hustle & Flow’s Oscar-winning Frayser Boy, Al Kapone and Yo Gotti being paired with Grammy-winning legends of Memphis soul and R&B, including Mavis Staples, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Booker T. Jones, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush, WIlliam Bell, Otis Clay, and the incomparable session musicians of Stax and Hi Records.

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