American Smithsonian at CSLA

Contact: Carol Selkin

Public Affairs Manager

PHONE: (323) 343-3050

FAX: (323) 343-6405

"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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