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Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series Presents Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch III

15 May 2020

Lonnie Bunch III lecture flier

The popular Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series will present Lonnie Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and former Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, both located in Washington DC. The online broadcast will be Thursday, May 28, at 7 pm PST at http://learn.nonprofitleadershipalliance.org/BLEHLecture/  and focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s question: “Where do we go from here: Chaos or community?”. The evening will also feature commentary by Congresswoman Barbara Lee and the Hon. Elihu M. Harris will introduce the session. The event is free and no advance registration is necessary.

The Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series is now in its ninth year, has presented more than 25 events with dozens of civil rights leaders. The Series is produced by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center in Oakland, CA, and the Peralta Community College District.

About Lonnie Bunch III
Lonnie G. Bunch III is the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian overseeing 19 museums, 21 libraries, the National Zoo, numerous research centers, and several education units and centers.
Previously, Bunch was the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. When he started as director in July 2005, he had one staff member, no collections, no funding and no site for a museum. Driven by optimism, determination and a commitment to build “a place that would make America better,” Bunch transformed a vision into a bold reality. The museum has welcomed more than 6 million visitors since it opened in September 2016 and compiled a collection of 40,000 objects that are housed in the first “green building” on the National Mall.

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