Dr. Raymond Codrington: Weeksville Heritage Center’s new leader

Dr. Raymond Codrington (Photo courtesy of Weeksville Heritage Center)

By Cyril Josh Barker

Dr. Raymond Codrington takes his place as the new president and CEO of Brooklyn’s Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC). The historic landmark in Crown Heights was one of the nation’s first free Black communities during the 19th century and played a pivotal role in the abolition of slavery.

Codrington comes to WHC after an over five-and-a-half year stint as executive director of Hi-Arts, an East Harlem-based urban arts movement organization. During an interview with the AmNews, Codrington said his new role is his dream job and he plans to bring all of his past work to maintaining WHC.

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