City Club 01.28.05: Dr. Spencer R. Crew - CEO, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/27/2004 - 17:05.
01/28/2005 - 11:00

Speakers > Dr. Spencer R. Crew

Friday, January 28, 2005 12:00 PM

Dr. Spencer R. Crew
Executive Director and CEO, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Sponsor: Key Bank

Dr. Spencer Crew will speak about the evolution and work of the National Underground Railroad and Freedom Center, which brings to life the inspiring, heroic stories of courage, cooperation and perseverance in pursuit of freedom, especially from Underground Railroad history.

Prior to joining the Center in November 2001, Crew served as director of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution. During his 20-year tenure at the Smithsonian, he opened numerous exhibitions, including “The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden� in which he served as one of the exhibition’s curators. His most important publications include "Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration 1915-1940" (1987) and "Black Life in Secondary Cities: Camden and Elizabeth, New Jersey 1860-1920" (1993).

Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, Dr. Crew was raised in Cleveland and graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in History in 1971. He also earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in
history from Rutgers University. After completing work at Rutgers, he was an assistant professor of African American and American History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

This program is first in the 2005 KeyBank Diversity Series. Other programs in the series are as follows:

March 11, 2005 - Anne M. Mulcahy, chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation
June 10, 2005 - Eduardo R. Menasce, president, Verizon Enterprise Solutions Group
September 30, 2005 - Dr. David A. Thomas, Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

The John W. Barkley Memorial Forum


City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor
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