In Memoriam Senator Thelma Harper

In Memoriam Senator Thelma Harper

We here at NMAAM are truly saddened to hear about the loss of Sen. Thelma Harper. She was a trailblazer and an avid supporter of NMAAM from its inception more than 20 years ago. She was so invested in the  historical and cultural importance of this museum that she was...
Black and Proud: The Soundtrack

Black and Proud: The Soundtrack

June is Black Music Month, and each year NMAAM celebrates this annual observance of African Americans’ musical contributions to global pop culture by highlighting some of the key artists, songs, and moments of Black music history. But June is also LGBTQ Pride...
Can We Count on You?

Can We Count on You?

As a loyal friend and supporter of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), you are familiar with our mission to educate the world, preserve the legacy, and celebrate the central role African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack. Your...

Go Live with NMAAM

Upcoming Live Events My Music Matters Artist Chat with Brian Courtney Wilson NMAAM welcomes gospel recording artist Brian Courtney Wilson. He will be our guest for our next My Music Matters Artist Chat on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 5PM CST/6PM EST. September is Gospel...
NMAAM’s Digital Sign Lights Up 5th and Broadway

NMAAM’s Digital Sign Lights Up 5th and Broadway

On the evening of January 20th, Nmaam celebrated another project milestone as we turned on one of our two digital billboards. Friends and family gathered on the roof top of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge for the Illumination Celebration, cheering upon the sight of our name...