|Lonnie G. Bunch III (born 1952) is an American educator and historian.|
Bunch has spent the last 30 years in the museum field, and is regarded as one of the nation's leading history and museum professionals. Bunch left his position as director of the Chicago Historical Society to become the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
The museum's founding director Lonnie Bunch, a scholar of the 19th century.
"America will have a place that allows them to remember, to remember, how much we as a country have been improved, changed, challenged, and made better by the African-American experience."