Lonnie G. Bunch III

Lonnie G. Bunch III has spent much of his career as a history museum curator and administrator, and is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.  His expertise in the direction of cultural institutions will inform the process of the Lumpkin’s Slave Jail site project.  Mr. Bunch previously served as director of the Chicago History Museum, and received the Jackie Robinson Society Community Recognition Award in 2011.

Project Role

Mr. Bunch is serving as a scholar and advisor to the project.


NMAAHC Founding Director biography