Lonnie G. Bunch III

Smithsonian Institution

Lonnie G. Bunch III, is a pioneer in the public historical representation of the Black experience. He has spent many years shaping the public history of American and African American history in various museums and as a public voice and representative of this story, culminating in his role as founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. He currently serves as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Bunch is the author of many works, including A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National African American Museum of History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump.