Lonnie Bunch’s Tenure as President of the Chicago Historical Society

Lonnie Bunch’s Tenure as President of the Chicago Historical Society

Lonnie Bunch—Founding Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institute

During his tenure as Chicago Historical Society president, Lonnie Bunch elevated the institution’s public profile and launched a major renovation. He will assume the founding directorship of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Bunch reflected on Chicago’s place in African American history.

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