Acting Secretary John B. King Jr. to Participate in Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Day Live! Event at National Museum of American History

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Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. will participate in the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Day Live! event at the National Museum of American History on Saturday, March 12 in Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian Institution in consultation with the White House Council on Women and Girls is encouraging all people, and particularly women and girls of color, to explore their nation’s museums, cultural institutions, zoos, aquariums and parks. 

King, accompanied by his daughters, will tour several workshops and provide brief welcome remarks highlighting how museums play a vital role as a bridge between the classroom and the broader world, affording people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to learn, explore, and experiment in a safe and welcoming environment. He will also amplify this year’s theme: “Inspiring our Nation’s Women and Girls of Color and Their Peers” and increase awareness about the importance of inspiring and supporting the educational attainment of all students, including girls and young women, through social media using #ImagineHer and #MuseumDay.