National Search To Begin For New President Of Freedom Center

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CINCINNATI (AP) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati says it will begin its national search for a new president in April.

The institution said in a news release this week that it has appointed public historian and educator Dan Hurley to serve as interim president until a successor is found for Clarence Newsome. Newsome announced last year that he would step down, effective March 31, 2017

Newsome has led the museum and educational center since 2013.

The center along the Ohio River opened in 2004. It focuses on the inspirational “Underground Railroad” network that helped enslaved people reach freedom and on the continuing fights for freedom around the world.