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In 2019, Lonnie Bunch became the nation’s first African American secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in its 173 year history. Bunch, who was founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will be NAAM’s keynote speaker this Black History Month. Bunch will discuss the past, present, and future of Black history. Dr. Quintard Taylor, retired history professor of the University of Washington and founder of the BlackPast.org will moderate the conversation. This is virtual, free, and open to the public.