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Source: Tennessean

Ahead of its opening in 2020, the National Museum of African American Music that is undergoing construction in Nashville announced that it received more than $5 million from private-sector investments in the last month.

This includes a $2 million investment from Vanderbilt University’s $2 million and $1 million each from R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation, Clearbrook Hospitality and Belmont University, and a $500,000 investment by Bank of America.

“NMAAM will soon be a world-class museum that honors this important genre as well as those influenced by it. It’s great to see the private sector step up in such a strong way to support making the museum a reality, and I thank them for doing so,” says Mayor David Briley in a statement, according to the Tennessean.

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National Museum of African American Music in Nashville Receives Funding Boost Before Opening 2020