Museum News

The Global Acceptance of African American Music

by Roy “Futureman” Wooten The global acceptance of African American music from classical music to popular music represents a historical journey full of challenges, adversity and political influence. Despite the impressive number of European composers that embraced Afro-American materi...

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The First Time I Heard…New Edition

“What is that dance that boy is doing? He looks like he’s having a fit.” This was how my father described the popping and locking a little boy was doing in the barbershop one Saturday morning  to New Edition’s new song “Candy Girl.” Much to the delight of this child eager to show us h...

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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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Our Team

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