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  • Lonnie Bunch on Public History and Leadership
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    Lonnie Bunch on Public History and Leadership

    Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discussed leadership and public history with Jason Grumet of the Bipartisan Policy…

    153 views
  • 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign
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    1968 Poor People's Campaign

    The National Museum of African American History & Culture opened an exhibit looking at the 1968 “Poor People’s Campaign,” which Martin Luther King Jr. organized to shift the focus of the civil…

    790 views
  • Museums and Cultural Identity
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    Museums and Cultural Identity

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture director Lonnie Bunch and Museum of Jewish Heritage president Michael Glickman spoke with philanthropist David…

    188 views
  • AfricanAmerican History and Preservation
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    African-American History and Preservation

    Panelists talked about historic preservation and the challenges of interpreting slavery and emancipation. “History, Preservation, and Public Reckoning in Museums” was a session of “The Future of…

    663 views
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens in DC
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening

    American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Speakers included President Obama and the…

    19,909 views
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture Press Preview
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Press Preview

    Prior to the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, founding director Lonnie Bunch and Smithsonian Institution Secretary David Skorton welcomed…

    1,053 views
  • President Obama at African American History Museum Reception
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    President Obama at African American History Museum Reception

    President Obama addressed guests from the Grand Foyer of the White House during a reception for the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture would be opened by the Smithsonian on the National Mall in 2015. Lonnie Bunch, the founding director, talked about the mission and…

    856 views
  • African American National Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony
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    African American National Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony

    At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture speakers included President Obama, the museum’s director, the secretary of the Smithsonian…

    6,074 views
  • Slave Wrecks Project Interview
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    Slave Wrecks Project Interview

    Lonnie Bunch and Paul Gardullo talked about the Smithsonian’s participation in a global consortium called the Slave Wrecks Project. They spoke about the discovery of a slave ship that…

    618 views
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture Tour
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Tour

    Director Lonnie Bunch gives a “hard hat” tour of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. This is an early look at the still unfinished museum, which…

    1,523 views
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Director Lonnie Bunch talked about the origins of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the biggest obstacles to getting it built on the National Mall,…

    372 views
  • African Americans and Civil Rights
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    African Americans and Civil Rights

    Historians and activists reflected on the historical arc of the civil rights movement. This discussion was part of a three-day conference called “The Future of the African American Past.”…

    789 views
  • Lonnie Bunch Jonathan Bush and Senator Mark Warner at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Lonnie Bunch, Jonathan Bush, and Senator Mark Warner

    Lonnie Bunch, Jonathan Bush, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) were interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. The Washington Ideas Forum brings together political leaders,…

    254 views
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture Ceremony
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Ceremony

    The Smithsonian Institution hosted a ceremony to mark the one-year countdown to the November 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The event included…

    1,220 views
  • Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement
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    Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

    Julian Bond, Andrew Young and Representative John Lewis talked about their roles in the Civil Rights Movement. The men were key players in many of the Movement’s most memorable events. They reflected on…

    634 views
  • QA Lonnie Bunch
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    Q&A with Lonnie Bunch

    Lonnie Bunch was interviewed about the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He talked about planned exhibits and educational public spaces, plans to build the museum on…

    876 views
  • Lonnie Bunch on the Freedom Summer Project
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    Lonnie Bunch on the Freedom Summer Project

    Lonnie Bunch talked about the civil rights movement in the summer of 1964. 2014 marked the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, during which more than 1,000…

    154 views
  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights…

    2,131 views
  • Lonnie Bunch about Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer
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    Lonnie Bunch about Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer

    Lonnie Bunch spoke about Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnn, members of the “St. Augustine Four,” who were jailed for over four weeks and then sent to a reformatory as young teenagers after…

    190 views
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