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  • NMAAM Lion King Sweepstakes Official Rules

    Sweepstakes Rules  NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  Eligibility NMAAM Lion King Nashville Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who ar...

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    Posted by Tuwisha Roger-Simpson

  • On Ben: NMAAM Remembers Legacy Board Member Ben Rechter

    “He was a giant!,” said Butch Spyridon. “He was a hero!,” said Kevin Lavender. These are among the first words that these men shared when we discussed Ben Rechter’s passing. But that’s not all; in his departure, the family has lost a beloved brother and father, our museum has lost its biggest advocate, the city of Nashville has lost one of its most ded...

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    Posted by Tuwisha Roger-Simpson

  • 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 among the first state legislators to encourage Gov. Bill Haslam to support the project. Her commitment to NMAAM and Tenness...

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    Posted by Tuwisha Roger-Simpson

  • NMAAM’s My Music Matters Presents: The United States vs. Billie Holiday

    The National Museum of African American Music had a very special edition of our My Music Matters Artist Chat series. We sat down with the talent behind Hulu’s original film, ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday,’  which premiered on Feb. 26. We had a great conversation with Patti LaBelle, Andra Day, Gladys Knight, and Lee Daniels.  

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    Posted by Tuwisha Roger-Simpson