Museum News

The First Time I Heard… Teena Marie

One morning in the summer of 1981, my babysitter brought over a record that completely took over any plans that I had of going outside that day. Now this wasn’t really hard to do because on most days I could be found listening to music anyway, thus making me the easiest child in the w...

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The First Time I Heard…N.W.A.

My recollection of the first time I heard a rap song is pretty similar to most.  It was the Sugar Hill Gang with “Rappers Delight”.  However, I didn’t really notice rap music until Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five’s “The Message”.  I had never heard anyone describe the streets t...

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Engage and Become Part of the Rhythm!

The African American History Foundation of Nashville has launched the Rhapsody-n-Rhythm Campaign with a goal of raising $25 million for construction, endowment and initial operations. You play a critical part in this vision.

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Ramsey Lewis, TPAC, NMAAM

NMAAM presents Ramsey Lewis live in concert in partnership with TPAC on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8pm. Purchase your tickets! Click the image above for more information.

Our Team

Kevin Lavender is Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking of Fifth Third Bank. He previously served as Senior Vice ...Read More