The Long Arc: The Fight for Equal Rights and Racial Justice in America Thursday, 09. July 2020, 5:00pm, CET

The Kaiserslautern Chapter invites you to attend:
The Long Arc: The Fight for Equal Rights and Racial Justice in America Thursday, 09. July 2020, 5:00pm, CET
Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie G. Bunch III joins Dr. Andreas Etges, Senior Lecturer at Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, for a discussion on the long fight for civil rights, the role of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in highlighting that fight and the current protest movement in the U.S. and beyond.

Discussion / via YouTube Live Stream 
Thursday, 09. July 2020, 5:00pm, CET

Organizers: U.S. Embassy Berlin, Amerikahaus - Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations, Amerika-Institut at LMU

Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch III is the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, the first African American in this position. As Secretary, he oversees 19 museums, 21 libraries, the National Zoo, numerous research centers, and several education units and centers. Previously, Dr. Bunch was the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum has welcomed more than 6 million visitors since it opened in September 2016 and compiled a collection of 40,000 objects. Dr. Bunch served as the president of the Chicago Historical Society (2001–2005). He has written on topics ranging from the black military experience, the American presidency and all-black towns in the American West to diversity in museum management and the impact of funding and politics on American museums. His most recent book is A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump.