- Rem van den Bosch
Meeting Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian
Bijgewerkt op: 1 aug. 2022
During The Four Freedom Awards our book 'Zeeuws Meisje #Equality' was handed over to Mr. Lonnie Bunch at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park. An impressive man and the right person to receive the 'Freedom Medal'.
‘Lonnie Bunch has dedicated his life to telling a fuller and more complex historical narrative as he illuminates forgotten stories and elevates powerful messages. Bunch is the first African American to lead the Smithsonian Institution, where he oversees 19 museums, 21 libraries, the National Zoo, research centers and educational centers. Previously, Bunch was the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Amreican History and Culture. He served as president of the Chicago Historical Society and associate director of curatorial affairs at the National Museum of American History. Lonnie Bunch began first at the Simithsonian in 1978 as an educational specialist at the National Air and Space Museum.