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Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture
October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pmFree and open to the public, but tickets are required
Lonnie G. Bunch III
Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director, Hutchins Center for
African & African American Research, Harvard University
In A Fool’s Errand (Smithsonian, 2019), Lonnie Bunch shares the vision and leadership he brought to the realization of the National Museum of African American History and Culture—a dream shared by many generations of Americans. Bunch’s deeply personal story reveals the triumphs and challenges of bringing the museum to life and taps into broader questions of the role of race in America—past, present, and future. In this program, he will engage in a conversation with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to discuss the significance and impact of the museum at a time when the nation is grappling with so many divisive political and cultural issues. Copies of A Fool’s Errand will be available for purchase at the event. Each purchase includes a bookplate custom-designed by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Book Presentation and Conversation.
Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage
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Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology in collaboration with the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research