Chair, Division of Politics and Reform
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
Presentation: Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
Harry R. Rubenstein is currently the chair of the Division of Politics and Reform at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. He shares responsibility for the political history, reform movements, civil rights, and labor history collections, and has curated or co-curated more than a dozen exhibitions including: Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education; The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden; We the People: Winning the Vote. Author of several publications on political history and labor, Rubenstein most recently co-authored the book, The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden. He recently worked on a new exhibition and publication, Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life, which opened in January 2009.