Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Smithsonian Regents Name Lonnie Bunch 14th Smithsonian Secretary

Newswise imageThe Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents announced today it elected Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, as the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, effective June 16. Bunch is the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in September 2016. Bunch's election is unprecedented for the Smithsonian: He will be the first African American to lead the Smithsonian, and the first historian elected Secretary.