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African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down
African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down

Charmaine Jefferson is resigning after 11 years as executive director of the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, to focus on an arts consulting business attuned to audience-building and education. Jefferson, 60, said Friday is her last day at the museum, which is owned and primarily funded by the state of California. It focuses on African American arts and history, with an emphasis on California and the west. “I walk away excited about what we’ve accomplished, and that there’s still a future in front of me to test my wings on,” Jefferson said. She said her achievements include building attendance to more than 100,000 visitors a year on a...

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