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Racism, Unrest, and the Role of the Museum Sector

This article was first published by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

On June 3, attendees of the AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo came together to hear from Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, and Lori Fogarty on the museum field’s role in combating racism. In the heat of the country’s reckoning with police killings of Black people, the conversation was an opportunity to come together as a community and listen to these powerful voices discuss how we can rebuild our field and our society for the better.

AAM is now making this conversation available to all, in recognition of its urgent value to museum institutions and professionals.

Watch the full video or read a transcript at