African American Cultural Alliance
The AACA was founded in May of 1983 by several concerned African American community members in Nashville who wanted to promote the positive aspects of African culture. The primary concern of the African American Cultural Alliance is to enhance the awareness of the cultural and historical background of people of African descent, while providing various outlets in which we ourselves can take part in demonstrating our culture to others.
The African Cultural Alliance embraces the definition of culture as all material and immaterial things that a people manifests in order to survive, adapt, control and flourish in their environment.
WHAT WE DO
Historical And Cultural Facts
- Columbia, South America has the third (3rd) largest population of people of African descent in the western hemisphere, behind the U.S and Brazil?
- In 1792, 1200 freed slaves who’d left the U.S. and settled in Nova Scotia, Canada, chose to leave the Western world for the “Province of Freedom” –a place we now know as Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa?
1. Promote positive values in culture and education of the African Diaspora;
2. Promote dignity and creativity in the world affairs of the African Diaspora; and
3. Develop and sustain a vehicle for cultures of the African Diaspora and others to develop the abilities of its people to advance their holistic well-being through positive motivation and intercultural relationships. Through theatrics, music, history, poetry, and dance, we strive to educate our communities about the heritage of the people of Africa and the Diaspora, while building bridges that connect the large spectrum of our various cultures.
We Community Action...
From time to time, we will share some of the issues that have gotten our interest and that you may also be interested in knowing about or helping with. One of the most exciting groups of people we’ve come to know over the past few years is THE AFRICA CHANNEL.
Please click on the above or below banner to visit The Africa Channel’s website. Check out clips of music and news programming, soaps, sports events, reality shows, documentaries and much more. Visit The Africa Channel Music Store, where you can select, listen to and purchase popular music from around the continent. See the listings for other incredible event specials, only available on The Africa Channel.
The AACA Needs YOU!!!
If you live in the Nashville/ Middle Tennessee area and would like to be a part of the AACA, please contact us for volunteer opportunities. Dedicated volunteers are very important to us, and as we continue to evolve in our mission and vision, more volunteers who share our sincere interest and passion for educating, celebrating and sharing all things Africa are needed in the following areas:
- General Administrative
- Programming and Planning (e.g. educational, community)
- Public Relations
- Grant Writing
- Special Events (e.g. African Street Festival, kwanza…)
- Conducting Local Nashville Black History Tours
- Community and Professional Outreach
- Advocacy (e.g. Environmental, veterans, community)
Make a Contribution...
The AACA welcomes your support and appreciates your interest.
Please consider underwriting one or more of our programs or any of our
African Street Festival event areas.
(Your contribution of any amount is welcome or you may check back later
for a list of actual sponsorship levels.)
To make a tax-deductible contribution, please mail
your check or money order, payable to:
African American Cultural Alliance
P.O. Box 22173
Nashville, TN 37202