Lonnie G. Bunch

Lonnie G. Bunch III is an American educator and historian. He is the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the first African American, and the first historian to serve as head of the Smithsonian. Bunch previously served as the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) from 2005 to 2019 and as president and director of the Chicago History Museum, curator at the California African American Museum, and curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.