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Newberry Library to honor Lonnie G. Bunch III on May 24
2021-03-26

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In a virtual event on Monday, May 24, at 6 p.m., the Newberry Library will honor Lonnie G. Bunch III for his contributions to the humanities.

Bunch became secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in June 2019 and oversees 19 museums, 21 libraries, the National Zoo, numerous research centers, and several education units and centers.

Previously, Bunch was the founding director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture—the nation's largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and its impact on U.S. and world history. Before his appointment as director of the museum, Bunch was president of the Chicago Historical Society from 2001 to 2005.

See newberry.org/2021-award-dinner for more information about the event, including registration information.


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