New President of Black History Association

John E. Fleming, vice president of the Cincinnati Museum Center and former director of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, has been elected to a three-year term as president of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. The organization, based in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson. It has 2,200 members nationwide.

Dr. Fleming, like Woodson, is an alumnus of Berea College in Kentucky. Fleming holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in American history from Howard University.