American Smithsonian at CSLA

Contact: Carol Selkin
Public Affairs Manager
PHONE: (323) 343-3050
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"America's Smithsonian" Visits Cal State L.A.

Los Angeles, February 26, 1996 . . .In conjunction with the exhibition America's Smithsonian at the L.A. Convention Center, Lonnie Bunch, Associate Director of the National Museum of American History, visited the Cal State L.A. campus on February 26 and 27 as part of the Smithsonian's Voices of Discovery series.

Bunch's slide-illustrated lecture, "Black America and the California Dream," scheduled to coincide with the campus celebration of African American History Month, took place on Monday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2:30 p.m. Bunch also gave a special talk for 200 students from John Muir, Marshall Fundamental, Crenshaw and Dorsey high schools in the CSLA Music Hall at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Lonnie Bunch, author, historian and documentary filmmaker (his Ode to Central Avenue won a local Emmy for L.A. public television station KCET), was the senior curator at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park. He has published widely on African American history, and was instrumental in organizing the exhibition The Smithsonian's America which recently toured Japan. His programs at Cal State L.A. was sponsored by the School of Arts and Letters, the School of Natural and Social Sciences, the Department of History, and the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs. Special support was provided by the CSLA Pan African Student Resource Center. For information, call the Office of Publications/Public Affairs, (323) 343-3050.

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