“This moment of grief can also be a moment of purpose.”

– Brittany Packnett Cunningham

The Blues is an African American art form, originally created as an artistic expression and response to the oppression, dehumanization, and hatred this population had to endure. The Blues Foundation stands with the musicians and members of our community past and present who speak truth through music. In sadness and outrage, The Blues Foundation pays homage to the memories of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all others whose lives were abruptly, unjustly, and hatefully ended. Each of these human beings was taken because of the individual and systemic racism that has pervaded the psyche of America for 400 years.

We grieve with the families, and we will join the greater conversation for the eradication of racism in deference to the legacy of the Blues.

“The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

– The Board of Directors of The Blues Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Atlanta Blues Society agrees with and affirms this statement of the Blues Foundation.