Opinion: Why is Lonnie Bunch’s appointment significant?

By: Jada Wright-Greene Jaclyn Nash / Smithsonian Institution Lonnie Bunch is considered a rockstar (as someone recently said to me) in the museum world with his new appointment. Why is he a rockstar and why is this appointment so significant? Well, for several reasons. In order to help you understand, let me explain a few…

Jocelyn Imani shares her museum journey…

“No one, no, nor no one million ones dare deny me God, I go forth along, and stand as ten thousand.” -Maya Angelou, “Our Grandmothers” I bring my whole self to work every day, but I never come alone. I bring everyone I have ever known, young people from around the globe, and all of…

Archives & Museum Journey, Danielle Hall

Archives & Museum Journey For as long as I can remember, I have always been passionate about preserving history and cultural legacies, but my journey into the museum, library and archives world began as a graduate student in the History and Museum Studies program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). At the time, I was…

Headragged Generals in the Museum, Aleia Brown

Headragged Generals in the Museum   Alice Walker’s poem Women describes our ancestors as “Headragged Generals,” who “knew what we must know without knowing a page of it themselves.” It reminds me that black women have always been our leaders, and curators of knowledge – even before they had access to museums and libraries, or…