Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting held on September 19, 1988

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This weekend, Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will become the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian. But Smithsonian’s newest museum, where Bunch made his lasting legacy, was only a twinkle in Smithsonian’s eye in these Board of Regents meeting minutes. In 1988, Secretary Adams called for a study to determine whether or not the Smithsonian should create a stand-alone museum or just dedicate a wing in an existing museum to African American history. Assist a group of volunpeers in transcribing these notes to learn about how these early studies were formed.

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