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New superintendent for Brown historic site

December 11, 2014

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Brown v. Board of Education historic site in Topeka has a new superintendent.

The National Park Service announced Wednesday that Sherda K. Williams will become leader of the site on Jan. 11.

Williams currently is superintendent of the James A. Garfield and the First Ladies National Historic Sites in Ohio. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1zTrqb7 ) she previously led the Nicodemus National Historical Site in western Kansas.

Williams, a native of Berkeley, California, replaces David Smith. He resigned last September to become supervisor of Joshua Tree National Park in California.

The Topeka site commemorates the 1954 Supreme Court decision that ended separate-but-equal school segregation in the United States.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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