New exhibit celebrates iconic Stax soul singer Isaac Hayes

Legendary Stax soul singer Isaac Hayes is the subject of a new exhibit coming to the Museum of Science and History in Memphis, opening next month.

‘Isaac Hayes: Black Moses Gives Back’ opens April 9 at MoSH and runs through July 31, 2022. Museum officials said the exhibit will feature Hayes’ collection of dashikis and his humanitarian work in Ghana and his hometown of Memphis.

Hayes was the first African American to win an Oscar for Best Original Song in 1972 for ‘Shaft’ the theme to the movie, for which he wrote the score.

Over the years, Hayes advocated for Civil Rights and celebrating Black culture.

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