The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) hosted Sounds of Social Justice, a fundraising event focused on the intersection of music, athletes and activism, on Wednesday, April 24, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.
The event featured a panel discussion moderated by Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University professor, activist, media personality and renowned author. Panelists included Malcolm Jenkins, two-time Super Bowl champion, three-time Pro Bowl safety (Philadelphia Eagles) and co-founder of Players Coalition; Derrick Morgan, nine-year linebacker with the Tennessee Titans; Catherine Brewton, vice president, writer/public relations at BMI; and Dr. Dina Bennett, curatorial director at NMAAM.
A live auction and concert followed the panel, with an appearance by India.Arie, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and national chair of NMAAM.
All proceeds from the event went to benefit NMAAM, set to open in early 2020 in Nashville.