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Book Breaks with Lonnie G. Bunch III and A Fool's Errand
Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks features the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books live with host William Roka, followed by a Q&A with home audiences.

Join us online on Sunday, November 1 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET (9: 00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT) with Lonnie G. Bunch III, as he discusses his book “A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump.”

“A Fool’s Errand” is Lonnie Bunch’s deeply personal tale of the triumphs and challenges of bringing the National Museum of African American HIstory and Culture, the Smithsonian’s nineteenth museum, to life. Outlining the challenges of site choice, architect selection, building design, and the compilation of an unparalleled collection of African American artifacts, Bunch also delves into his personal struggles as the founding director—especially the stress of a high-profile undertaking—and the triumph of establishing such an institution without mentors or guidebooks to light the way. His memoir underscores his determination to create a museum that treats the African American experience as an essential component of every American’s identity.

Purchase books for Book Breaks at https://bookshop.org/shop/GilderLehrman.
All purchases support the Gilder Lehrman Institute and independent bookstores.

Everyone who registers will be sent a Zoom meeting link and instructions in the confirmation email.

For more information, please contact us at bookbreaks@gilderlehrman.org or visit us at gilderlehrman.org/bookbreaks.

Nov 1, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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