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Busboys Books Presents: Lonnie G Bunch III in conversation with Amy Goodman

Washington, DC

February 04, 2020 | Tuesday | 6:00 pm

Busboys & Poets at 14th & V

2021 14th St NW,
Washington, District of Columbia, 20009 ( see map )
Busboys and Poets Books welcomes Lonnie G Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, to discuss his new book “A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump”. The author will be in conversation with Democracy Now! Host, Amy Goodman.

In its first four months of operation, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture surpassed one million visits and quickly became a cherished, vital monument to the African American experience. And yet this accomplishment was never assured. In A Fool’s Errand, founding director Lonnie Bunch tells his story of bringing his clear vision and leadership to bear to realize this shared dream of many generations of Americans.

This inside account of how Bunch planned, managed, and executed the museum’s mission informs and inspires not only readers working in museums, cultural institutions, and activist groups, but also those in the nonprofit and business worlds who wish to understand how to succeed—and do it spectacularly—in the face of major political, structural, and financial challenges.

LONNIE G. BUNCH III is Founding Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Prior to becoming the director, he served as the president of the Chicago Historical Society and as the associate director for curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

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Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....