The Legacy of John Lewis and the National Museum Of African American History and Culture

September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

4:00 PM To 5:30 PM

Online: 7:00-8:30 pm EDT

https://nmaahc.si.edu/event/historically-speaking-legacy-john-lewis-through-lens-national-museum-african-american-history?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D147640588

Event Description

Join the National Museum of African American History and Culture for a discussion of the Representative John Lewis’ sustained support of the museum and its mission to affirm what it means to be an American. Michel Martin, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition All Things Considered, will moderate a distinguished panel of Mr. Lewis’ friends and colleagues about his storied life and accomplishments.
The late Congressman John Lewis, Fifth Congressional District, Georgia, ardently supported the establishment of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Panelists include:

  • The Honorable Cheryl Johnson, 36th Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch, Smithsonian Institution
  • Ms. Tammy Boyd, Chief Policy Officer & Senior Counsel, Black Women’s Health Imperative and former Legislative Director for Congressman John Lewis
  • Ms. Linda Johnson Rice, NMAAHC Advisory Council Member, emerita and
  • Mr. Taylor Branch, Pulitzer prize-winning author of “Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63,” and member of NMAAHC’s Scholarly Advisory Committee

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