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Curating the Black lives matter movement

TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2021  |  6:00PM  |  Virtual Discussion

In partnership with Smithsonian’s National Museum of
African American History and Culture

San Diego History Center will present a virtual discussion led by Dr. Damion Thomas, a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.  Dr. Thomas will lead us on a thought exercise that will help us understand Black Lives Matter from historical and cultural perspectives.

“Collecting and preserving the obvious and nuanced elements of the Black Lives Matter movement is critical to our community’s future,” says Bill Lawrence President & CEO of the San Diego History Center. “We are honored to present Dr. Thomas, who will provide insight into the route the Smithsonian is undertaking in regard to this history that is happening now.”


Speaker and bio:
Dr. Damion Thomas, Curator of Sports for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), and leader of the museum’s Sports and Race Initiative, will discuss how his institution is working to examine Black Lives Matter activities including sharing some items in the NMAAHC collection associated with the movement.

This relevant and timely virtual event will be moderated by Jim Trotter, San Diego based reporter for NFL Networks and He previously worked at ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and The San Diego Union-Tribune, among them eight seasons as the lead beat writer for the San Diego Chargers and four as a national NFL columnist. Trotter has reported extensively on player activism and social justice.


There is no charge for this presentation, however donations are encouraged and welcomed.


June 16
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Event
CA United States