Advisory: National Press Club luncheon

Media only: 

Fleur Paysour 
(202) 633-4761 
paysourf@si.edu

What: 

National Press Club luncheon with Lonnie Bunch III

Date: 

Thursday, September 21, 2017 – 12:30pm

When: 

Thusday, Sept. 21
12:30 p.m.:     Luncheon 
1 p.m.:            Remarks followed by Q&A

 

Where: 

National Press Club
Ballroom, 13th floor, National Press Building     
529 14th St. N.W. (enter on 14th Street)

RSVP: 

For questions about tickets, email reservations@press.org or call (202) 662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. To submit a question for the speaker in advance, put MUSEUM in the subject line and email to president@press.org. The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

Lonnie Bunch will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s opening with a talk at the National Press Club Headliners Luncheon.

Since the museum opened Sept. 24, 2016, more than 2.5 million people have visited the 12 inaugural exhibitions featuring more than 3,000 artifacts, including slave shackles, Harriet Tubman’s hymnal, a segregated Southern Railway used in the Jim Crow-era South, Chuck Berry’s red Cadillac and costumes from “The Wiz.”

Bunch will talk about the making of the museum, its phenomenal success in the first year and its impact on the issues surrounding race in American culture today.

Tickets cost $25 for National Press Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.

For questions about tickets, email reservations@press.org or call (202) 662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. To submit a question for the speaker in advance, put MUSEUM in the subject line and email to president@press.org. The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

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SI-518-2017

 

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[Category: Society and Culture]